Black Lives Matter march brings message to Capitola

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Published on July 2, 2020 - Duration: 02:12s
Black Lives Matter march brings message to Capitola

Black Lives Matter march brings message to Capitola

USUALLY FIND PEOPLEWEARING WET SUITS ANDHOLDING SURFBOARDS...REPLACED BY THOSEWEARING MASKS ANDCARRYING PROTESTSIGNS ..TAKE PKG "WHOSESTREETS!

OUR STREETS!WHOSE STREETS!

OURSTREETS!" BLACK LIVESMATTERDEMONSTRATORS TOTO THE CAPITOLASTREETS WEDNESDAY..STARTING AT MONTEREYPARK..

AND ENDINGESPLANADE PARK..A ROUTE BLOCKED OFFBY POLICE.ENSURING A PEACEFULMARCH...THAT CONCLUDED WITHIMPASSIONED SPEECHES.13:27 "GROWING UP INSANTA CRUZ IS NOT KNOWINGHOW WHITE PEOPLE REACTTO SEEING BECAUSE TEHYHAVE A TENDANCYPRETEND THEY'VE NEVERSEEN A BLACK OR BROWPERSON BEFORE." PEOPEOF COLOR FROM SEVERAGENERATIONS...SPEAKING ON THEIRLIVED EXPERIENCE.."THIS IS SOMETHINGGROWING UP I COULD NEVERIMAGINE.

WHEN I WASGROWING UP BLACK PEOPLAND WHITE PEOPLECOULDN'T GET TOGETHERBECUASE IT WAS AGAINSTTHE LAW." 06:14 "WHENYOU TRY TO LOOK NORMAL,YOU'RE STILL SEEN AT ALLTIMES.

AND ASSUMPTIONSWILL BE MADE." BUTT05:34 "THE WAY I HEARDPEOPLE DRIVING THROUGHOAKLAND AT NIGHT IS THWAY I FEEL ABOTU PASSINGTHROUGH CAPITOLA AT ALLTIMES." THEDEMONSTRATION COMESJUST DAYS AFTER A MANWAS ARRESTED IN SANTCRUZ...FOR WHAT'S NOW BEINGINVESTIGATED AS A HATECRIME..POLICE SAY CODYCHAVEZ ATTACKED AJAMAICAN MAN WITHOUTPROVOCATION ON OCEANSTREET SUNDAYMORNING ..POLICE ALLEGE HE BEATTHE VICTIM WHILEYELING RACIAL EPITHETS..THE TYPE OF CRIME..THAT FUEL WEDNESDAY'DEMONSTRATIONS..04:30 "OUR HUMANITY ISNOT A DESTINATION, IT IS APRACTICE.

WE ALL HAVEWORK TO DO, SO LET'S DOIT!" TAKE CHRISTOPHERCAPITOLA POLICE TOLDME AT THE HEIGHT OFTHE MARCH...THERE WAS A MINIMUMOF SEVERAL HUNDREDPEOPLE ..AND AS MANY AS 1-THOUSAND OUT HERETONIGHT..FOLLOWING TONIGHT'SDEMONSTRATION..POLICE ESCORTED THEPROTESTORS BACK TOMONTEREY PARK.IN CAPITOLA..

I'M CS..KSBW 8 THIS IS JUST THE LATESTDEMONSTRATION ON THECENTRAL COAST ...ANOTHER BLACK LIVESMATTER DEMONSTRATIONIS SCHEDULED FORFRIDAY MORNING..STARTING IN SALINAS.AND GOING TO C-S-U-M-B

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