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San Luis Obispo community members honor lives lost to police brutality on Día de los Muertos

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Posted at 7:15 PM, Nov 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-01 22:16:00-05

In observance of Día de los Muertos, community members in San Luis Obispo honored Black and indigenous people who died from police brutality.

Local organizations like "Black Lives Matter Community Action" and "Sunrise San Luis Obispo" laid out an ofrenda at Mitchell Park for those who have died.

An ofrenda, is an altar with a display of objects and pictures for the Mexiccan tradition of Día de los Muertos or "Day of the Dead".

People stopped by and brought photos, art and other reminders of lost loved ones.

The event organizer said she hoped to promote unity and peace through the event.

"We're trying to create a space of remembrance and community healing so that we connect because this whole fight for black lives matter it's not just simply black and white and tonight we're trying to collaborate and show that our fight is everyone's fight," Jordan Martinez, a representative of "Black Lives Matter Community Action".

Community members also stopped by to donate paint brushes, canvases, markers and other supplies for local students.