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‘All Hands on Deck:’ Hundreds of Peaceful Protestors Gather in South L.A. Demanding Justice for Dijon Kizzee (Photo Essay)

On the afternoon of Monday, August 31st, Dijon Kizzee was shot and killed on the intersection of Budlong Avenue and 109th Place. Moments after the news broke on social media, Black Lives Matter LA posted a tweet calling for “all hands on deck.” Later that evening, about 200 peaceful demonstrators showed up demanding to know who the officer who shot what witnesses report to be up to 20 rounds into the body of Kizzee.

There were moments of silence and a few speakers. Protestors and neighborhood residents held peaceful space. The family of Dijon then requested that the protestors take it to the Sheriff headquarters down the street so they can mourn in silence. That is when the protest moved to the sheriff headquarters. The action ended at about 1 AM.

There were about 100 police officers in riot gear present. There were no non-lethal weapons deployed onto protestors. Despite some police antagonization of protestors, there were also no reports of altercations.

Photos by Brian Feinzimer of the action on September 1, 2020

Community members mourn the loss of Dijon Kizzee at the site where he was shot by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputies. (Brian Feinzimer)
A protestor flips off Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputies who are standing in formation defending the South Los Angeles Sheriff’s station in the face of protests of the shooting and killing of Dijon Kizzee. (Brian Feinzimer)
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputies stand in formation defending the South Los Angeles Sheriff’s station in the face of protests of the shooting and killing of Dijon Kizzee. (Brian Feinzimer)
A man who identified himself as the uncle of Dijon Kizzee mourns while speaking to a crowd who gathered to protest the shooting of Dijon at the site where he was shot by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputies. (Brian Feinzimer)
Community members mourn the loss of Dijon Kizzee at the site where he was shot by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputies. (Brian Feinzimer)

Photos by Raquel Natalicchio on August 31, 2020

Photos by Kemal Cilengir on August 31, 2020