Over the weekend, Black Hollywood joined in on the #OccupyCityHall movement in an effort to support all initiatives that invoke change. The well-known faces and entertainers came together as one community to utilize their levels of influence and visibility platforms to begin making an impact driving positive messaging for social justice and necessary change.
The ongoing #OccupyCityHall movement was sparked as a result of the Los Angeles Police Commission’s decision on Tuesday July 12, that the fatal shooting of Redel Jones last year was justified and “in-policy.” Jones, an African-American woman who matched the description of a robbery suspect, was shot in an alleyway in South Los Angeles after police say she moved towards and officer holding a knife.
According to the Associated Press, approximately 100 protesters marched from the meeting at police headquarters to the Los Angeles City Hall on Tuesday, July 12, where they were denied entry by LAPD. The movement is still in effect, with many of the protesters staying overnight outside the building.
Those who were in attendance joining the movement at Los Angeles City Hall on, Sunday, July 17, were Megan Good, DeVon Franklin, Marlon Wayans, Terrence J, Omar Epps, Keisha Epps, Tina Knowles-Lawson, Boris Kodjoe, Nicole Ari Parker, Kimberly Elise, Chris Spencer, Eva Marcille, Dondre Whitfield, Lance Gross, Affion Crockett, Logan Browning, Kendrick Sampson and Datari Turner.
The members of Hollywood brought the overnight protestors food, water and provided words of gratitude, empowerment, encouragement and faith in their actions of banning together in solidarity referencing their celebrity not removing their humanity. Check out the photos: