Eva Gutowski Opens Up About Her Experience At Her First Protest

Eva Gutowski Opens Up About Her Experience At Her First Protest

Eva Gutowski is dishing on how her very first protest went.

The 25-year-old YouTube star went out to march with friends Nikita Dragun and Alaine Kristina Limjoco at a Black Lives Matter protest in Los Angeles this week.

“So yesterday i attended my very first protest. It wasn’t as scary as i thought it would be. In fact, it wasn’t scary at all. I felt safe and liberated with my community. We made multiple laps peacefully, around the blocks of Hollywood,” Eva wrote. “Around 2 pm, we stopped for a food break, and began to eat lunch on a curb. That’s when a large military vehicle SKRTED around the corner, carrying like 20 swat team officers all hanging off the car. Like a choreographed dance, ALL THE OFFICERS AT ONCE flipped their face covers on, hopped off the car and assembled into a line, with guns drawn. We ran. I left my food on the curb. I ran so fast my water bottle fell out of my bag, and I found it 30 minutes later with skid marks on it.”

“They drew guns on 20 year old girls eating lunch on a curb, drew guns on young people walking with painted signs. Drew guns on literal LA lululemon protesters, outside of a TRADER JOES and a Bed Bath and Beyond. I was right there, feet away. NO ONE was posing a threat. Nothing makes sense in this at all,” Eva continued. “I personally believe some of the people hired to protect us, have been given orders to provoke chaos. We need to think clearly, and not allow this disturbing and *very obvious* attack on the people, distract us from the goal: reform at the political level. We must KEEP sharing our voices. We need to have CLEAR goals for the change we demand to happen. We need to come with all of our ducks in a row once the polls open.”

“Protesting has shown me the true magnitude of how backwards the system is, and even though we are seeing it at street level- remember, the armed forces on our streets take orders from someone ABOVE them. They want us to tear each other apart at street level. They are provoking citizens to retaliate AT THE street level. You have seen the bricks, the police breaking their own vehicles, and being identified among looters. Don’t let them distract you. Let’s go to the polls, and continue to attend and DOCUMENT peaceful protests. That is where we hit them. ❤️,” she finished.

In case you missed it, see what Eva shared about being biracial and how her grandfather inspired her to fight for what’s right.

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