Over a hundred local immigrant rights activists held a rally and march in Downtown Long Beach, to protest against Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) and urge the federal law enforcement agency leave Long Beach.
The marchers chanted for the termination of the Trump Administration practice of separating families and the Long Beach Values Act, which has exceptions known as "Cut-Outs" that allows the L.B.P. D to contact ICE if an undocumented immigrant has a past criminal record.
The demonstration was hosted by Long Beach Democratic Socialists of America
The Greater Long Beach Interfaith Community Organization.
The Long Beach Immigrant Rights Coalition.
Long Beach Community Defense Network.
Chants of "Abolish ICE" and " Close the Camps" echoed across Pine Ave.
Protesters marched pass L.B.P.D Headquarters and to the Glenn M. Anderson Federal Building, were ICE has an office.
Another powerful earthquake, this time a 7.1, rocked Southern California for the second day in a row at the same location in the Mojave desert of the July 4th 6.4 quake.
Where Was Epicenter:
The epicenter of Friday's quake was 11 miles away of Ridgecrest, CA on China Lake Naval Air Center at 8:19pm, according to USGS.
According to CNN, Kern County officials said they have responded to multiple injuries and fires due to the quake, but no reported deaths and several thousand Ridgecrest residents were without power, and there were reports of some damage to buildings.
Gov. Newsom Heading to Ridgecrest
Fridays' quake was felt 175 miles away in Downtown Long Beach and in Las Vegas, were the shaking was strong enough to suspended an NBA Summer League game.
What are the Experts Saying:
According to CSB 2, there is an estimated a 3% chance of another earthquake of magnitude 7 or greater striking Southern California within the next week following the 7.1 magnitude earthquake on Friday night says the USGS.
A 5.4 earthquake rattles the Mohave Desert this morning and an array of aftershocks a day after a 6.4 quake rocked Southern California on July 4th.
A 6.4 earthquake occurred at 10:33 am near the town of Searles Valley in the Mohave Desert, about 192 miles away from Long Beach.
Kern County Firefighters were called to nearly 2 dozen emergencies ranging from medical assistance to fires in and around the city of Ridgecrest, 11 miles away from the epicenter.
According to the LA Times, today's earthquake was centered roughly 80 miles northeast of the L.A Aqueduct spanning the San Andreas fault.
Today's earthquake is the largest in decades and people as far away as Los Angeles and Las Vegas felt the quake.