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VOL. 34, N0. 23
JUNE 5, 2020
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.com PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATORS have gathered on Coast Highway 101 by the Magic Carpet Ride statue every day since May 30 in Encinitas, silently protesting the death of George Floyd (depicted RANCHO above), who died on Memorial Day at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer. A memorial with signs, flowers, pictures and artwork was set up around the iconic Cardiff sculpture. Protesters also walked to Glen Park on June 1 and lay on the grass for eight minutes and 46 seconds — the amount of time a police officer pressed on Floyd’s neck. Image derived fromSFNEWS a photo by Caitlin Steinberg
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Black Lives Matter protesters hold peaceful rallies in Encinitas against police brutality
By Caitlin Steinberg
ENCINITAS — As turmoil and civil unrest continue to grip the country over the death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer, hundreds of peaceful demonstrators have gathered daily at a Black Lives Matter memorial at the Magic Carpet Ride sculpture since May 30 in Encinitas. Many of those in attendance have brought homemade signs and chanted, “Black Lives Matter.” Vigils have been held every night this week with groups participating in a moment of silence while reading aloud a list of African American citizens who have been killed while in police custody. San Diego County
Sheriff’s deputies have monitored the site while taking occasional breaks to speak with protesters and engage in conversations, sharing their own stories from the front lines of this past weekend’s protests in downtown San Diego and across the region. According to organizer and Encinitas resident Mali Woods-Drake, the protest originally began as a public art installation, “a place for [the] community to come mourn, to take action, to remember, and to look in the mirror and see their own role, their own white privilege.” However, within 40 minutes of the exhibit’s installation, a local business-
PROTESTERS gathered at the Magic Carpet Ride sculpture (aka The Cardiff Kook) on June 1 in Encinitas, raising their hands in silent protest against the death of George Floyd and others who have lost their lives to police brutality. Photo by Caitlin Steinberg
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