Beverly Hills

Officers Arrest Protesters in Beverly Hills

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About a dozen protesters were arrested tonight for failure to disperse, and at least one person for alleged "assault on a police officer" during a demonstration organized by the Black Future Project in Beverly Hills.

The protest was scheduled for 6:30 p.m. near Moreno and Lasky drives near the city's western border, according to the Beverly Hills Police Department.

About 75 demonstrators marched east on Santa Monica Boulevard from Moreno Drive about 8 p.m., and about 8:15 p.m., protesters sat on the street on Santa Monica Boulevard at Linden Drive, and blocked both directions of traffic, according to police.

"We want our demands met: we want complete divestment of the Los Angeles School Police Department, investment in mental health and community resources in schools, and a change in curriculum to reflect the truth of Black and Brown histories," the organization said in a news release.

Officers gave the crowd multiple disperse orders and after the crowd's "failure to comply," officers surrounded the protesters and multiple people were arrested, according to Beverly Hills Public Information Officer Keith Sterling, who also said at least one person was arrested for assault on a police officer.

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