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Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer in Los Angeles on Aug. 1, 2023. Photo by Lauren Justice for CalMatters
Pro-Palestine protestors march through the streets of downtown, calling for a ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas conflict, in Sacramento on Nov. 17, 2023. Photo by Rahul Lal for CalMatters
Protesters calling for a ceasefire of Israeli bombing in Gaza interrupted the general session at the California Democratic Convention in Sacramento on Nov. 18, 2023. The group broke past security and gained access to the general session events at the SAFE Credit Union Convention Center. Photo by Miguel Gutierrez Jr., CalMatters
Illustration by Miguel Gutierrez Jr., CalMatters
A student protest about over the war between Israel and Gaza at the University of California, Berkeley's Sather Gate on Oct. 16, 2023. Photo by Michael Liedtke, AP Photo
Kaiser Oakland Medical Center employees lead a march down West Macarthur Boulevard as part of a statewide Labor Day protest organized by Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers West on Sept. 2, 2019. Photo by Dylan Bouscher, Bay Area News Group

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