SAN DIEGO — A rally was held in San Diego Sunday afternoon followed a march in recognition of National Day Against Police Brutality. The rally was held in front of a San Diego Police Station in the Skyline area and the activists marched from there to Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park.
The event was organized by the Racial Justice Coalition of San Diego and was held “in honor of folks that have lost their lives to police brutality,” according to organizers.
Rally attendees and marchers turned out in support of several campaigns including the "I Can’t Breathe Campaign," which aims to end the use of all chokeholds in San Diego, a campaign to end the use of Sheriff prison buses for children’s field trips, a campaign to put in a new commission to replace the current community review board and a campaign to end the police surveillance cameras in San Diego communities.
Attendees of the event included Tony Abuka – the brother of Alfred Olango who died as the result of an officer-involved shooting in 2016. Olango's death sparked protests across San Diego. The San Diego District Attorney's office ruled the shooting was justified, but Olango's family disagrees.
San Diego police officers were on hand for the rally and escorted marchers on their one-mile walk to the park.