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Santa Ana Residents Clean up and Debate After Protest

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The debate over what a violent protest against police brutality meant for the city of Santa Ana continued early Sunday morning, as more than 100 people descended on Bristol Street between McFadden and Edinger avenues, where the protest took place. 

More than 21,000 people, watched a Facebook livestream of the protest in the area that has become Santa Ana’s primary staging ground when the city wants to make itself heard. Over the years, that intersection in particular has seen protests against gang violence, President Trump and police brutality, and in favor of immigration reform and student rights.

“That’s the heart of Santa Ana right there,” said Erualdo Gonzalez, professor of Chicana and Chicano Studies, who specializes in urban planning in Latino communities. His grandmother’s house stands two blocks away from there. “It’s a microcosm of what Santa Ana is — the housing, the consumerism, the mexicanos.” Continue reading in the Los Angeles Times.