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Black Lives Matters to Hold Protest at Pasadena Police Station

Published on Thursday, June 4, 2020 | 11:57 am

Black Lives Matters will hold a 4 p.m. protest at the Pasadena Police Department on Thursday.

According to one flyer with the pictures of Kendrec McDade Leroy Barnes and JR Thomas, who all died in encounters with Pasadena police officers, the vent is being billed as the “Say Their Names Protest.”

This marks the fifth event in Pasadena since the death of George Floyd in Minnesota.

Floyd’s death has sparked peaceful protests and violence around the country.

So far there has been no violence at any protests in Pasadena. Two of the protests have had more than 1,000 people in attendance.

Mayor Terry Tornek praised the previous events.

“As people have pointed out, this is just the latest chapter in a long running set of experiences,” Tornek said. “That’s why people react so vigorously. I think that the Pasadena vigils and demonstrations … they all went well. People were respectful, expressed their concerns and their revulsion and their demands for reform, and they did it in a lawful way. That was great.”

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