Crowds protest for increased gun control in downtown LA – NBC Los Angeles

Crowds of people gathered in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday, joining thousands of protesters in Washington DC and across the country for tougher gun laws, after a series of gruesome mass shootings in United States.

Motivated by this new wave of mass shootings, from Uvalde, Texas, to Buffalo, New York, protesters say lawmakers must take notice of shifts in public opinion and finally pass sweeping reforms.

The LA rally is scheduled to take place in Grand Park in front of City Hall from noon to 3 p.m.

March organizers asked participants to bring signs, but not picket signs, as well as their own water, sunscreen, hats and snacks.

They also asked protesters not to block sidewalks or access to buildings and to stay off the streets unless they have a permit to march there.

Participants in Los Angeles join about 450 other marches planned across the country, according to organizers, including more marches in these Southern California locations:

  • Long Beach California 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Harvey Milk Park is located at 185 East 3rd Street
  • Santa Monica California 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Aero Theater is located at 1328 Montana Avenue
  • Westwood CA at 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. UCLA’s Bruin Bear Statue, located between the Ackerman Student Union and the John Wooden Sports and Recreation Center in Westwood Plaza.
  • Pasadena CA 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Pasadena City College, located at 1570 E Colorado Blvd
  • Culver City California at 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Veterans Park is located at 4117 Overland Avenue
  • Manhattan Beach California at 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Manhattan Beach Pier is located at 2 Manhattan Beach Blvd.
  • La Canada Flintridge California at 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Memorial Park is located at 1301 Foothill Blvd, La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011
  • Santa Clarita California at 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., at Valencia and Magic Mountain Parkway
  • San Fernando Valley March For Our Lives Protests Saturday, June 11, 2022, in Encino, CA from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Ventura Boulevard and Hayvenhurst
  • Burbank CA at 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at Chandler Bike Path near Chandler & Mariposa
  • Westlake Village California 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., at The Promenade at 100 Promenade Way
  • Palmdale California from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., at Rancho Vista Blvd & 10th St West at 39605 10th St West
  • Orange County March For Our Lives Protests Saturday, June 11, 2022, in Laguna Beach, Calif., from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Main Beach is located on Pacific Coast Highway and Laguna Canyon Road at 107 S. Coast Highway
  • San Clemente California 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The San Clemente Library is located at 243 Avenida Del Mar
  • Anaheim California at 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Pearson Park is located at 400 N Harbor Blvd
  • Santa Ana, CA from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Centennial Park is located at 3000 West Edinger Avenue.
  • Fullerton California 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Hillcrest Park is located at 1200 North Harbor Blvd

David H. Henry