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Demonstration in support of Black Lives Matter held in downtown SLO

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Posted at 3:44 PM, Jul 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-31 22:30:41-04

Demonstrators gathered at Mission Plaza in San Luis Obispo Friday afternoon for a protest in support of Black Lives Matter.

According to a social media post, the gathering was described as a memorial demonstration in honor of Marsha P. Johnson.

Johnson was a Black transgender woman who was a central figure in New York City's gay liberation movement. She died in 1992 under what many believe to be suspicious circumstances.

The demonstration started at about 3 p.m. and included a march through downtown San Luis Obispo. It wrapped up in front of the county courthouse shortly after 4:30 p.m.