Hundreds of people were protesting Tuesday at the Manhattan Beach Pier in continued demonstrations spurred by last week’s in-custody death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
The gathering in the upscale beach city was a predominantly white crowd made up of many local residents carrying signs proclaiming “Black Lives Matter” and at least one reading “Prosecute Killer Cops.”
“Our sleepy beach town stands with you #blacklivesmatter #beachlife #manhattanbeach #standup #standwith,” posted one resident with the Instagram handle mb_dudette.
In one video, protesters can be heard chanting, “Empathize. Embrace. Empower.”
People assembled on the pier, while others jammed adjacent parking lots and spilled out in the street where police cruisers blocked the south end of the street.