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Freddie Gray Protests Make Their Way To L.A.

Protesters organized in Downtown L.A. in solidarity with the movement in Baltimore.

The corner of 7th and Figueroa Streets in Downtown L.A. was the center of a small protest yesterday afternoon in response to the death of 25-year-old Baltimore man Freddie Gray.

The protest was organized by members of the Stop Mass Incarceration Network, a non-profit organization whose stated mission is to end mass incarceration and police brutality.

"I'm not standing for [social injustice] anymore, this is my community," Genee Coreno, one of the protestors, said.

About two dozen marchers then moved south of Figueroa Street to Olympic Boulevard, near L.A. Live, where the protest was quickly shut down by LAPD police officers. Several protestors were arrested and cited. By 6:30 p.m. the protest was over.  Protestors left behind a large banner in the middle of the Figueroa crosswalk.

Another rally and vigil is scheduled for Thursday evening in Leimart Park. 

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