Looking back on the Watts Riots, 55 years later: In photos
(Getty Images)Scenes from the Watts Riots in Los Angeles in 1965. (Getty Images)Scenes from the Watts Riots in Los Angeles in 1965. (Getty Images)Scenes from the Watts Riots in Los Angeles in 1965. (Getty Images)Scenes from the Watts Riots in Los Angeles in 1965. (Getty Images)Scenes from the Watts Riots in Los Angeles in 1965.
Black Lives Matter vs. Blue Lives Matter protest peaceful in Parkland
PARKLAND, Fla. – A dueling demonstration in Parkland on Saturday as a group of residents rallied against police brutality in front of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Across the street, protesters with Back the Blue were waving American flags and holding up signs that read “Defunding the police is not a solution.”The demonstration in front of the school was organized by Manuel and Patricia Oliver, the parents of Joaquin “Guac” Oliver, who was one of the 17 people killed in the 2018 mass shooting at the school. The Olivers said their son was passionate about the Black Lives Matter movement. In Orange Park, Fla.., the scene was much the same on Saturday as as a group with Blue Lives Matter demonstrated across the street from a rally organized by Black Lives Matter supporters. Both protests were peaceful.
Trayvon Martins mother marches in Miami rally
MIAMI, Fla. Two separate rallies in downtown Miami were held Sunday, but both had the same goal: to end systemic racism and police brutality. This is not my first protest and it wont be my last, said a woman named Melissa. Trayvon Martins mother, Sybrina Fulton, joined that protest organized by several churches. Several politicians including Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle marched along with them, which stoked mixed feelings. Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle joined in a Black Lives Matter rally in downtown Miami.
Miami citizens’ group to counter-protest Sunday
MIAMI, Fla. – Evelio Mendina wants to spread a message of peace. On Friday, he stood at the base of a statue of Christopher Columbus, one of two in downtown Miami that were defaced by protesters on Wednesday. Basically, there’s room for everybody, as long as it’s peaceful.”Medina founded his own group called the Law Abiding Citizens’ Coalition. It is one of the reasons he decided to hold his own counter-protest at Bayfront Park on Sunday. Protesters said they targeted it because of Columbus’ history of terrorizing and enslaving Native Americans.