El Cerrito residents protest in huge numbers calling for justice and an end to police violence

Hundreds of protesters lined San Pablo Ave. on both sides of the street between Schmidt Lane and Portrero Ave, while a caravan of over 50 cars circled, chanted and honked their horns.
Over 50 cars joined the route down San Pablo Ave.
Chief Paul Keith, holding a sign that read “End White Silence” and fellow officers kneel for 8 minutes and 46 seconds- the amount of time that George Floyd suffered under the knee of police officer Derek Chauvin. Also in attendance was Mayor Greg Lyman and Mayor Pro Tem Paul Fadelli. Councilmember Pardue-Okimoto was working her hospital shift. City Councilmembers Abelson or Quinto. were not present.

5 thoughts on “El Cerrito residents protest in huge numbers calling for justice and an end to police violence

  1. El Cerrito, I’m so proud of you! Progressives, when is your next meeting? Please sign me up for your mailing list. Thanks!!!

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  2. I love El Cerrito and I’ve lived here for over 30 years. My first job was working in the Building Inspection Dept. from 1968-70.

    It is a diverse little community and most neighbors look out for one another.

    It’s great seeing our police officers take a knee and realize the seriousness of the present situation. I do hope people see that not one of us is perfect, but if we work together, put ourselves in someone else’s shoes, we can live in peace and harmony.

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