“Fast & Furious 10” filming location residents protest, illegal street racing culture affects people’s livelihood

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Angelino Heights, Los Angeles is the traditional filming location for the ‘Fast & Furious’ series, where the series’ protagonist Dom’s home was filmed.

And recently, ‘Fast & Furious 10’ returned to the area for filming, but local residents launched a protest, saying ‘Fast & Furious’ sparked an illegal street racing culture that has long made the area unsettled and dangerous.

Deadline reports: The protest, which includes residents taking to the streets with photos and banners of the crash, chants of “street racing kills people” and speeches, is expected to last from Friday to Saturday local time.

One speaker told onlookers, “(Illegal street racing) is very, very, very dangerous, and it doesn’t even take a lot of smarts to figure out that, right, if it gets out of hand, you’re going to hit somebody or hit something. Isn’t it time we called for action before something like this (holds up a picture of a car wrecked in a crash) happens to our neighborhoods, to our children? Or do we have to wait until after something like this happens?”

"Fast & Furious 10" filming location residents protest, illegal street racing culture affects people's livelihood | FMV6

Los Angeles police data show that traffic violence deaths in Los Angeles rose 30 percent last year and serious injuries rose 21 percent.

The Toretto family and their neighborhood also included Kensington Heights, which has tangled streets and hills with Angelino Heights, and ‘The Fast and the Furious’ director Rob Cohen has said the car chase scenes shot in the area were quite exciting to watch.

"Fast & Furious 10" filming location residents protest, illegal street racing culture affects people's livelihood | FMV6

These places also attract a lot of fans, some just taking pictures, while others just racing up and down the streets here, some intersections are filled with staggered tire tracks.

Recently, local residents contacted road safety organizations Streets Are For Everyone and Street Racing Kills, who organized this weekend’s protest.

"Fast & Furious 10" filming location residents protest, illegal street racing culture affects people's livelihood | FMV6

Streets Are For Everyone told the media that the residents of the filming site would be compensated in the short term, but the long-term impact of street racing on them would be irreparable.

“What is the compensation for the physical and psychological damage caused to the residents by the pain of waking up night after night to the ear-splitting sound of tires and the smell of burning rubber?”

"Fast & Furious 10" filming location residents protest, illegal street racing culture affects people's livelihood | FMV6

The two organizations are asking the City of Los Angeles to reorganize the roads in Angelino Heights to put up speed bumps and other barriers to discourage street racing, asking the city and state to establish a “zero tolerance for street racing” policy, and asking ‘Fast & Furious’ filmmaker NBCUniversal, the parent company of Universal Pictures, to adhere to its own social impact statement by including a statement in the ‘Fast & Furious’ film discouraging street racing and working with lawmakers to pass laws and regulations to stop similar violations.

"Fast & Furious 10" filming location residents protest, illegal street racing culture affects people's livelihood | FMV6

Streets Are For Everyone party said, “We’re not boycotting ‘Fast & Furious,’ my point is that NBCUniversal needs to take some corporate responsibility and our city should also illuminate the illegal dimensions of street racing activities.” And revealed that a response has been received from the LAPD and the mayor’s office.

Video report from KNXnews: People hold up crash scenes and photos of victims and signs shouting, “Street racing kills people, please race on the track and shoot on the set!”

"Fast & Furious 10" filming location residents protest, illegal street racing culture affects people's livelihood | FMV6
"Fast & Furious 10" filming location residents protest, illegal street racing culture affects people's livelihood | FMV6
"Fast & Furious 10" filming location residents protest, illegal street racing culture affects people's livelihood | FMV6
"Fast & Furious 10" filming location residents protest, illegal street racing culture affects people's livelihood | FMV6

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