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Activists Rally in Downtown LA on Anniversary of Police Killing of Homeless Man

A few dozen activists rallied in the streets of downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday morning on the one-year anniversary of the fatal police shooting of a homeless man on Skid Row.

Members of the Stop Mass Incarceration Network held the memorial rally in honor of Charly Keunang, who was shot and killed March 1 after police say he attempted to reach for an officer's gun during a scuffle.

Traffic was diverted near San Pedro and 6th streets as the activists, many of them wearing white, formed a circle in the middle of the street.

Activists have argued that the 43-year-old man known as "Africa" to some did not deserve to die.

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck and the Inspector General found all of the officers acted within policy. But the commissioners ruled that one of the officers was out of policy with his tactics.

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