Protests continue despite heat wave and surge in COVID-19 infections
LOS ANGELES - More demonstrations against systemic racism and police brutality are scheduled for Sunday despite a National Weather Service forecast of triple-digit temperatures in some parts of the Southland and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
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The nationwide movement sparked by the Memorial Day death of George Floyd in Minneapolis continues more than six weeks after he was killed while in police custody and now embraces a wide range of issues.
Events scheduled today in the Los Angeles area include:
-- 10 a.m. in West Los Angeles, at Culver and Centinela boulevards
-- Noon in Sherman Oaks, near Sherman Oaks Galleria, Ventura and Sepulveda boulevards
-- 2 p.m. in Los Angeles, "Black & Brown Unity March" gathering with music and vendors; unity march starts at 4 p.m. 200 N. Grand Ave.
-- 6 p.m. in Santa Clarita, a protest for Vanessa Guillen, Valencia Boulevard and McBean Parkway
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