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Hundreds gather in San Luis Obispo for latest Black Lives Matter protest

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Protesters gather at San Luis Obispo City Hall

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. - More than 200 peaceful protesters gathered in downtown San Luis Obispo Wednesday afternoon as part of the latest round of Black Lives Matter protests to take place in the city.

People began arriving at San Luis Obispo City Hall at 2 p.m., and the number of protesters continued to grow.

San Luis Obispo Police Chief Deanna Cantrell was also on scene and was seen speaking to people in the area.

Protesters brought signs with slogans and gathered at the steps of City Hall to hear speeches from the march organizers.

One of the speakers said to keep an eye out for instigators and intervene if necessary in order to ensure Wednesday's protest remained peaceful.

Following this, they began their way through the streets of downtown San Luis Obispo chanting "No justice, no peace," which has become a rally cry of sorts for protesters across the country.

As of 3 p.m., the protests have been peaceful and police have not intervened.

On Monday, a protest was ruled unlawful by police and multiple people were detained with flashbangs going off in the crowd. Earlier Monday, Highway 101 was shut down in both directions as protesters made their way onto the freeway.

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