By Ivan Cazares
Hundreds of people take to the streets of downtown Los Angeles to celebrate and protest on Nov. 6 when news outlets started projecting that former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and California Senator Kamala Harris would win the 2020 presidential election. Some activists, while happy about the incumbent Donald Trump losing, wanted to make sure President-elect Joe Biden understood that East Side Communities still had demands including police reform. “Whether Donald Trump or Joe Biden wins, we’d still be here, because our communities issues aren’t just resolved if Biden becomes president. Yes, we want Biden to win, but he’s still a lesser evil,” Lucia Torres, head of Centro CSO Youth said during a demonstration at Mariachi Plaza on Nov. 6. Centro CSO is a human rights group based in Boyle Heights which organizes for the rights of undocumented people and advocates for quality public education and police reform.