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Day 50, and BLM's Los Angeles Protest Is Still Going Strong
The national media so far hasn't paid much notice, but Black Lives Matter has been protesting in Los Angeles for 50 consecutive days.

Tuesday marked an important anniversary for the Los Angeles chapter of Black Lives Matter. It’s been exactly 50 days since the L.A. chapter first began its occupation of City Hall. The group is calling for L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti to fire LAPD Chief Charlie Beck. In early August, the group delivered more than 8,000 petitions to the mayor’s office from citizens seeking Beck’s ouster.

Jasmine Richards, an out Black Lives Matter organizer who was arrested in June on a “felony lynching” charge, reflected on the group’s 50-day effort to “Decolonize City Hall.” 

“The Panthers have been around for 50 years, so that’s why its a significant number to me,” Richards told The Advocate on Tuesday.

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