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Protest Against Police Brutality Brings Downtown L.A. Traffic to Halt

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Protesters march against police brutality in downtown Los Angeles. (Credit: Los Angeles Times)

Protesters marching against police brutality Wednesday afternoon snarled traffic throughout downtown L.A.

The demonstration organized by the Stop Mass Incarceration Network began about 2 p.m. at Olympic Boulevard and Broadway, according to a Facebook event page created by the group. From there protesters were expected to make their way to LAPD headquarters at 100 W. 1st St.

“Police brutality and police murder are daily occurrences in the U.S.,” the Stop Mass Incarceration Network said in a statement. “Our resistance to mass incarceration and police terror must reverberate across the country and around the world.”

Downtown L.A. traffic came to a near halt Wednesday afternoon as drivers attempted to navigate around the protest.

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