200 Gathered for Bike Protest After Person Hurt by Hit-and-Run Injury While at Vigil - NBC Southern California

200 Gathered for Bike Protest After Person Hurt by Hit-and-Run Injury While at Vigil

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    Bicyclists Stage Demonstration Ride to LAPD Headquarters

    An estimated total of 200 bicyclists staged a demonstration ride in protest of two hit-and-run crashes that happened at the same site. Hetty Chang reports for the NBC4 News at 11 on Friday, April 13, 2018. (Published Saturday, April 14, 2018)

    Nearly 200 cyclists gathered at Hoover Recreation Center on Friday and biked to the LAPD headquarters in protest after a pedestrian was hurt in a hit-and-run crash earlier this week.

    The group began at the center at 1010 W. 25th St. and set out at 9 p.m. for LAPD headquarters in a protest.

    Jamar Stallings, 25, was injured Wednesday, April 11 during a vigil for the death of another cyclist in South Los Angeles. He suffered a broken leg and cuts to the head but is expected to recover.

    Violent ourbursts were reported that same day when cyclists gathered to honor the memory of 22-year-old Frederick Frazer, who was killed by a hit-and-run driver. Rocks and bottles were thrown at a LAPD vehicle and the rear window was shattered.

    Frazer's mother denounced the violence and reminded the bicyclists that they were originally there to remember her son.


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