Black Lives Matter protest held in downtown Bakersfield

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Participants of the protest stop to help a man in a wheel chair cross the street and give him some water on Saturday, July 9. Photo by AJ Alvarado/The Runner

On Saturday, July 9, three former and current Golden Valley High School students (Nathallie Hughes, Julia Lyle and Maria Flores) organized a Black Lives Matter protest. Around 100 people came out to support the cause. Participants started from the Fox Theatre in downtown Bakersfield, walked along 21st Street and ended in front of the Bakersfield Police Department building. Click here to read the complete story.

Here is series of photos from the day’s protest.

Protests begin to gather on Friday July 9 in front of the Fox Theatre in downtown Bakersfield, in support of the Black Lives Matter protest. AJ Alvarado/The Runner
Participants of the Black Lives Matter protest begin to gather in front of the Fox Theatre in downtown Bakersfield on Saturday, July 9.  Photo by AJ Alvarado/The Runner

 

Protestors began their walk around downtown holding signs while chanting things such as "Black lives matter" AJ Alvarado/The Runner
Protestors begin walking around downtown holding signs while phrases such as “Black lives matter.” Photo by AJ Alvarado/The Runner
Protests walked holding up signs with various different sayings. AJ Alvarado/The Runner
Participants walked and held up signs with various different sayings. Photo by AJ Alvarado/The Runner
During the protest, protestors stopped to help the man in the wheel chair cross the street along with providing him with a bottle of water. AJ Alvarado/The Runner
During the protest, protestors stopped to help the man in the wheel chair cross the street along with providing him with a bottle of water. Photo by AJ Alvarado/The Runner
A protestor shows a sign to a passing Bakersfield Police department cruiser as he drives by the scene. AJ Alvarado/The Runner
A protestor shows a sign to a passing Bakersfield Police Department cruiser as it drives by the scene. Photo by AJ Alvarado/The Runner
Participants of the Black Lives Matter protest march down the streets of downtown Bakersfield chanting along the way on Saturday, July 9. Photo by AJ Alvarado/The Runner
Participants of the Black Lives Matter protest march down the streets of downtown Bakersfield chanting along the way on Saturday, July 9. Photo by AJ Alvarado/The Runner
Many Protestors video the event on their phones or were streaming to their facebook live app. AJ Alvarado/The Runner
Some marchers recorded the event on their phones or were streaming to their Facebook Live app. Photo by AJ Alvarado/The Runner
Participants of the protest give a moment of silence to all those who have died in recent shootings on Saturday, July 9. Photo by AJ Alvarado/The Runner
Participants of the protest give a moment of silence to all those who have died in recent shootings on Saturday, July 9. Photo by AJ Alvarado/The Runner
 From left to right: Julia Lyle, 18, Nathallie Hughes, 17, and Maria Flores, 18, give speeches in front of the Bakersfield Police Department building. Photo by AJ Alvarado/The Runner
From left to right: Julia Lyle, 18, Nathallie Hughes, 17, and Maria Flores, 18, give speeches in front of the Bakersfield Police Department building. Photo by AJ Alvarado/The Runner
Two participants listen to the speeches being given at the protest once it reached its desitination in front of the Bakersifeld Police Station. Photo by AJ Alvarado/The Runner
Two participants listen to the speeches being given at the protest once it reached its desitination in front of the Bakersifeld Police Department building. Photo by AJ Alvarado/The Runner
Kev King, listens during the speeches giving in front of the police station at the conclusion of the protest. Photo by AJ Alvarado/The Runner
Kev King, listens to the speeches which were given in front of the Bakersfield Police Department building at the conclusion of the protest.
Photo by AJ Alvarado/The Runner
The protest concluded with a stop in front of the Bakersfield Police Department building where various speeches were given on Saturday, July 9. Photo by AJ Alvarado/The Runner
The protest concluded with a stop in front of the Bakersfield Police Department building where various speeches were given on Saturday, July 9. Photo by AJ Alvarado/The Runner