‘Black Lives, They Matter Here’: Protesters Interrupt Meeting, Prompting L.A. Police Commission to Call Recess


About a half-hour into Tuesday’s meeting, the commission recessed after repeated interruptions from dozens of protesters packed into the meeting room.

The audience stood with signs as the board walked out of the room. “Stop killing black people,” one read.

“Black lives, they matter here!” protesters chanted. “Black lives, they matter now!”

Matt Johnson, the board’s president, said the recess would last 10 minutes.

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