Doctor on protesting during pandemic

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Thousands of Angelenos have gathered to protest the police killing of George Floyd. What does the crowding mean for a spike in coronavirus cases? Photo by Brian Feinzimer for KCRW.

Thousands of Angelenos have crowded the streets of Los Angeles to protest police violence and the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless other African Americans. It’s all happening in the face of a global pandemic. Nonetheless, Dr. Oliver T. Brooks says, “I’ve spoken to a number of African Americans, physicians and non-physicians, and the general consensus is we need to protest.”