‘Blackout Hollywood’ Demonstrators Stage Die-In to Protest Police Shootings

Not cameras. Not policy. No shenanigans. Real talk, not politics will get it done.

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Hundreds of people taking part in a nationwide protest against police brutality staged a die-in Saturday in the same busy Hollywood intersection where a man allegedly armed with a knife was shot and killed by Los Angeles police officers the previous night.

LAPD officers are seen standing over a man they shot and killed at Hollywood Boulevard and North Highland Avenue on Dec. 5, 2014. (Credit: @LisaMBregman) LAPD officers are seen standing over a man they shot and killed at Hollywood Boulevard and North Highland Avenue on Dec. 5, 2014. (Credit: @LisaMBregman)

As they marched through the streets of Hollywood during the afternoon hours, demonstrators chanted “Hands up, don’t shoot” and “I can’t breathe,” refrains heard around the nation in protest following the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and the choke hold death of Eric Garner in New York. Both men died at the hands of police.

Protesters also staged a “die-in” at the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and North Highland Avenue, where less than 24 hours earlier, police fatally…

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