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Los Gatos BLM Demonstrators Shut Down Hwy 17/Face-off with Maga Hatters
by July Brings Protests
Sunday Jul 26th, 2020 8:29 AM
On July 20, approximately 200 Black Lives Matter protesters gathered near the tony town's farmers market, marched through the small downtown area, then shut down Highway 17 for over an hour. But first, they encountered a small group of racist Trump supporters, seemingly emboldened by the presence of cops nearby.
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Photos by Simona Martin, Pro Bono Photo. Please credit the photographer.

On July 20, Black Lives Matter protesters assembled near the farmers market in the South Bay town of Los Gatos. Huddled on the edge of their gathering, about a dozen counter protesters with American flags tried to argue with racial justice demonstrators who were within earshot, while police stood close by taking in the situation.

Leaving the small group of flag wavers behind, BLM marchers listened to speakers, then marched down South Santa Cruz Avenue until they reached a Hwy 17 entrance, the major route to the city of Santa Cruz. Making their way onto the highway, protestors took the thoroughfare, shutting down traffic for an hour.

One of the demonstrators explained to a corporate media source that while most of the protesters do not live in the city of Los Gatos, they work in the retail and restaurant businesses that cater to well-off residents. They brought their protest to one of the wealthiest towns in the US to move the BLM movement to the forefront of people's minds, making it more than just background noise on their televisions. Demonstrators were joined by local high school students who organized a similar protest earlier this month.
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§brief but tense face-off
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§time to march
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§cool signage
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§let justice roll
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§denial
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§Hijab plus mask
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§for shade not rain
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§at an intersection
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§on balance
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§medic arrives to accompany marchers
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§remember...
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§black trans lives matter
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§at the edge of town
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§pensive
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Wealthy Whites in Los Gatos are Trump SupportersClass Struggle is PrimarySunday Jul 26th, 2020 4:37 PM
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