Activists Plan Dance for Black Lives Matter Demonstration at WeHo Sheriff’s Station

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A Dance for Black Lives Matter demonstration is coming to the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and San Vicente Boulevard in front of the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station​ on Saturday, September 19, 2020, at 6:30pm. A flyer making its rounds via social media advices attendees to dress casually. The event is promising libations, education and live DJs (TBA). Large crowds are expected in the heart of WeHo’s LGBT Rainbow district, so people are reminded to mask-up and keep a safe distance.

The Dance for Black Lives demonstration is part of ongoing demonstrations to bring awareness to police brutality against Black people. The dance elements tends to make the event more peaceful, although a second flyer is making its round with a more menacing tone, stating: “No Justice No Peace Fuck LASD”.

Cardi-B fans are courting the WAP singer via hashtags on social media inviting her to attend the event, but her appearance at such short notice is very unlikely.

Those who plan to attend the Dance for Black Lives demonstration are reminded that the City of West Hollywood has declared a local emergency in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. When in public, community members should maintain your space with social (physical) distancing of at least six feet, and cover your face to adhere to City requirements for the use of face coverings.

The City of West Hollywood has had a mandatory face covering requirement in effect since Saturday, May 23, 2020. Full text of Emergency Executive Order 2020-3 requiring face coverings is available on the City’s website (PDF) at www.weho.org/home/showdocument?id=46373. The State of California and County of Los Angeles have also directed the use of face coverings in public.

The City encourages residents to remain home as much as is practical and limit close contact with others outside of a household. Additionally, people 65 years old or older and all people of any age with underlying health conditions should remain at home whenever possible; people in these categories should only leave their residences to seek medical care, exercise, or obtain food or other necessities.

City Hall remains accessible for business and essential services with transactions to be conducted by phone (323) 848-6400 and via the City’s website at www.weho.org.

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