MARTINEZ, Calif. (AP) — Anti-racism protesters took to the streets Sunday in a San Francisco Bay Area city where two people were charged with hate crimes after allegedly defacing a city-sanctioned “Black Lives Matter” mural.
The two were charged July 7, the same day that police in Martinez were called to investigate after someone painted “White Lives Matter” on a city street.
Activists organized Sunday’s march after police found flyers threatening Black Lives Matter supporters in the name of a white-power group.
Police are investigating the “White Lives Matter” graffiti. Detectives are searching for witnesses and video surveillance.