Around 11:45 a.m., organizers with bullhorns gathered about 200 of the protesters outside the Fullerton Police Department and led them east on Commonwealth Avenue en route of the transit center, where Kelly Thomas was beaten by six Fullerton police officers.
Among the protesters, were several people inGuy Fawkes
masks -- a symbol used byAnonymous
, thewell-known hackers who took aim with the Fullerton Police Department last week
When asked if he was part of Anonymous, a man in a mask stressed that it isn't a group, saying, "Annonymous is an idea of freedom and human rights for the world. It's against oppression of human beings. It's an idea that unites us as one, divided by zero. We do not forgive. We do not forget injustices around the world. Where there's injustice, we'll be there." Another man in a mask said he planned to come to protests every week until the police officers are convicted. Asked what his name was, the man responded: "Kelly Thomas." His friend, who was also wearing a mask, nodded his head in agreement.
Mardirossian said it was too soon to comment on the overall culture of the Fullerton Police Department, but added that the lawsuit, which he filled on behalf of Veth Mam in federal court Friday, was telling.
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