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The Movement Behind LA's Decision to Cut Its Police Budget

As national protesters call for defunding police, a movement for anti-racist “people’s budgets” is spreading from LA to Nashville to Grand Rapids.
After George Floyd's death, "people's budget" movements are aligning with efforts to defund the police.
After George Floyd's death, "people's budget" movements are aligning with efforts to defund the police.Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images

Hundreds of protesters gathered peacefully outside the home of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Tuesday as part of a national wave of uprisings against the death of George Floyd and other incidents of police brutality. But the LA demonstrators were assembled for a more procedural purpose as well.

“Defund the police!” the crowd chanted. Demonstrators and supporters on Twitter declared, “CARE NOT COPS.”