Black Lives Matter protesters block traffic in Fairfax District

Black Lives Matter protesters blocked traffic on Sunday at the intersection of Third Street and Fairfax Avenue in the Fairfax district with a speaker addressing the crowd from a flatbed truck.

An estimated 100 plus people attended a Black Lives Matter rally in Pan Pacific Park in the Fairfax area that led to a march later protesting police abuse and violence.  

The BLM rally at Pan Pacific Park, at 7600 Beverly Blvd., began around 3 p.m. and lasted more than an hour, according to media reports.

The rallygoers began a march that led to the intersection of Third Street and Fairfax Avenue in the Fairfax district, according to Los Angeles police.  

LAPD officers then directed traffic away from that intersection so that demonstrators could peacefully "exercise their First Amendment Rights," the LAPD reported.

The Los Angeles Police Department asked the public to avoid the area.

There were no reports of arrests or violence, authorities said.

City News Service contributed to this report.

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