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Ontario protest organizer demands more racial equity, police transparency

ONTARIO - Organizers of the Black Lives Matter protest in Ontario on Thursday afternoon listed demands for better training for local police and more racial equity in city affairs.

The list of eight demands came just hours before the scheduled start of the protest, set to begin at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Albertsons parking lot in Ontario.

No organization is listed for the demands; they were posted on the Facebook page of the protest organizer, Charlie Gonzalez. The demonstration, which is scheduled to include a march to Ontario City Hall, is in the memory of George Floyd, a 46-year-old Minneapolis man killed while in police custody on Memorial Day.

The demands said the Ontario Police Department should “implement a citizen police review committee that will work to implement more police community outreach programs.” The list asks for more . . .