Anaheim protesters march against police for ninth consecutive day
For the ninth consecutive day, protesters rallied against police in Anaheim, California issuing a call for peace in the community as tensions continue to boil over between Latinos and authorities.
Police arrested at least nine people in separate marches Sunday, as some 200 vocal protesters rallied in front of police headquarters, while a separate group of about 100 people marched silently along a two-milestretch of a main thoroughfare, The Orange County Register reported.
Chanting “Whose streets? Our streets!,” the vocal group started marching toward Disneyland, but a police line stopped the group a half-mile away. The blockade, which temporarily closed several traffic intersections, caused the demonstrators to head away from the resort.
“What’s going on here in Orange County is symbolic of a problem with the system,” Eduardo Perez, a 21-year-old student, told the Register. “This wouldn’t happen to white people. This is racism, simple as that.”
The other group was dressed in white and remained silent as part of their call for peace. They walked five-people across, shoulder to shoulder, some carrying messages such as “We are Anaheim” and “Peace begins with us.” City Councilwoman Kris Murray and state Sen. Lou Correa, a Democrat who represents Anaheim, were among the marchers.
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