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Hundreds Protest Police Brutality in Downtown LA

Hundreds of people protested throughout Downtown LA on Wednesday as part of National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality. 

Hundreds of protestors gathered on Wednesday in Downtown Los Angeles in support of an organization that champions efforts against police brutality.

October 22nd marks a day of protest against police brutality. Since 1996, The October 22 Coalition to Stop Police Brutality, Repression, and the Criminalization of a Generation has been organizing to bring awareness to this issue. 

The mission of this coalition is to bring "together those under the gun and those not under the gun as a powerful voice to expose the epidemic of police brutality," according to their website. 

One of the protestors in attendance, Shay Dixon, said, "I myself was taken out of my house and placed in police custody in Long Beach when I first moved here." 

LAPD officials were at the downtown L.A. event for security enforecement. 

"Our main focus today is to facilitate their first amendment right," says Lieutenant Andrew Neiman. "We have officers out here who will do everything they can to help promote and ensure that their rights are upheld." 

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