Local doctor, nurse hand out face masks, hand sanitizer to protesters in downtown LA

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Dr. Anu Seshadri, a primary care specialist, and her nurse colleague Mercedes handed out masks and hand sanitizer to protesters who gathered in downtown Los Angeles Friday to stand up against police brutality.

The two were participating in the "White Coats for Black Lives" event, a movement in which the medical community came together in a show of solidarity against racial injustice and police brutality.

Seshadri said she wanted to remind everyone that yes, you are out here for a cause, but you should be safe while doing so. The doctor said it was reassuring to see that most people were already wearing masks and trying their best to physically distance.

Watch the full interview above.

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