A second parade of cars and marchers hit the city of West Hollywood last night in yet another rally and protest against police brutality and a call for justice in the murder of George Floyd. West Hollywood Sheriff’s deputies scrambled to direct traffic and maintain the peace while helicopters hovered above adding to the noise on the street.
“I think they came down Melrose and they went towards Beverly Hills,” said one eye witness. “They went up Doheny to Santa Monica Boulevard and from Santa Monica they came down the Boulevard. The sheriffs first stationed themselves at San Vicente and Melrose so they wouldn’t come up to San Vicente Boulevard. Then they moved up north, so they wouldn’t come down San Vicente.”
Another witness noted that expensive luxury vehicles that made their way down Santa Monica Boulevard during the protest. This group was also very diverse. There were marchers between the line of cars and a lot of the protestors were also on bicycles, giving the car demonstration a parade feel of sorts. Traffic was slow. Protestors hung out of windows holding up signage. They sat on top of cars and there were even some trucks packed with people with music blaring, strobe lights flashing and a fog machines gave the march a clubby feel.
West Hollywood Council member John Duran and John D’Amico both posted videos on their social media cheering the crowd on as they passed by.
More protest against police brutality are planned for this weekend. There will be huge demonstration returning to Pan Pacific Park near the Fairfax district, where a lot of violence and looting took place late last month.
There are also protests returning to the City of West Hollywood. One taking place at the intersection of La Cienega and Santa Monica Boulevard just like the one that took place on June 3.