A protest against the Summit of the Americas takes place in Los Angeles

A protest against the Summit of the Americas takes place in Los Angeles

A large-scale protest against the Summit of the Americas is taking place in Los Angeles.

About 1,000 people took to the streets as part of the “Summit of the Nations,” held in opposition to the Summit of the Americas, and they are protesting U.S. sanctions against Cuba and Venezuela and White House policies.

“Whose summit is this? Our summit! We are a powerful movement, we want the sanctions lifted!” the protesters shouted.

In addition to students at the Los Angeles Commerce and Technical College, the site of the Summit of the Nations from June 8 to 10, the action also includes health care workers, activists, and Latin Americans, all moving toward the Los Angeles Convention Center, where the Summit of the Americas is being held.

The atmosphere is calm, with police present but not obstructing the action.