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Protesters Toma Las Calles


On Sunday, protesters marched from the Courthouse Sunken Gardens to Saks Fifth Avenue under the banner of Toma Las Calles which translates to “Take the Streets.” The causes addressed by the protesters were “equal opportunity, access to education, and economic justice for the youth of our community.” Organizers chose to end the march at Saks because it was the scene of the fatal 2007 stabbing of Luis Angel Linares, the first in a string of public incidents that have led city officials to seek a gang injunction. Toma Las Calles marchers hoped to exhibit united white and Latino opposition to the injunction.

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