Occupy LA: “Oh No! We Won’t Go!” Mayor Says “11/28 at 12:01am Park Will Be Shut Down”

By: Saturday November 26, 2011 1:05 pm

At a press conference this afternoon broadcast live on ABC 7 (a truncated version here), Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said. “The Occupy encampments have changed the one-sided conversation, the movement has awakened the country’s conscience…After this initial success the movement is now at cross roads. It is time for Occupy LA to movement from this piece of parkland.”

He cited public health, public safety and the security of encampment.

 

#N17 Marches, Good Jobs LA and Occupy LA: Actions and Arrests

By: Friday November 18, 2011 11:30 am

Thursda,y in two separate actions, several hundred people participated in a march organized by Good Jobs LA, with folks from Occupy LA, SEIU and citizens joining in as part of a general day of action to protest police actions in New York and elsewhere; planned arrests went off without a hitch. Later in the afternoon, a large group from Occupy LA marched back to the Bank of America branch and some folks were arrested. There was no violence in either action.

Occupy LA November, November

By: Sunday November 6, 2011 7:00 pm

Occupy LA decided to build a portable garden for herbs and a winter vegetables. The Los Angeles Police Department would like the dirt filled boxes to not be there, and basically like the whole Occupy crew to consider relocating. Amplified sound is also an issue. It has to be off at 9pm. The LAPD would like the protesters to be reasonable, given that the city has been very mellow.

Occupy LA Day 27: No Police Action per NLG & LAPD, Food Arrives, and Controversial Radio Team Broadcasts Live

By: Friday October 28, 2011 8:40 am

Occupy LA still has needs: They are out of most medical supplies, including bandages, both adhesive and elastic; single use antibiotic ointment packs; powdered electrolytes like Emergen-C; hand sanitizer; alcohol wipes; single use saline eye drops; Lysol; bleach wipes; tear-off paper covers for exam tables; latex-free gloves; Maalox or other liquid antacids. Blankets are especially important as it gets colder. Thanks to Firedoglake’s Occupy Supply Fund and a private donor, I can pick up some of these items, but more are constantly needed by the LA medics, and by medics at other Occupys.

Occupy Los Angeles: Totally Awesome!

By: Saturday October 1, 2011 5:20 pm

Los Angeles knows how to throw a demonstration: Prop 8′s demos were great, Chanology was epic, and May Day 2007 made world news and changed the LAPD riot repsonse. So I was expecting some goodness re: OccupyLA, even though–form their Facebook page, things seemed a little disorganized–like camping at City Hall despite sprinklers going off at 8pm, no porta-potties, fear mongering that we’d all get pepper-sprayed, questions about access for the disabled and worries about what to wear (sunblock goes with everything!).

Well, kudos to the General Assembly to pulling it off.

Late Night FDL: LAPD Sends Out Cops over “Incendiary” Painting

By: Thursday September 1, 2011 8:00 pm

Painting as crime? Seems freedom of expression in art is subject to police investigation if it makes “someone” uncomfortable.

Riot on Sunset Strip: Concert Goers Attacked with Rubber Bullets and Mace

By: Friday January 7, 2011 4:15 pm

Firing bean bags and rubber bullets while spraying mace into a crowd of concert goers, Los Angeles Sheriff Department deputies closed down Sunset Boulevard from Doheny Avenue to San Vincente Boulevard for two hours last night. Backed up by members of the Los Angeles Police Department’s riot squad and the Beverly Hills Police Department, LASD arrived as patrons exited a punk rock nostalgia show featuring Ill Repute TSOL and Youth Brigade at the Key Club on Sunset Blvd.

Caught on Tape: Hollywood LAPD Bash Bicyclists During BP Protest Ride

By: Sunday May 30, 2010 7:00 pm

On Friday night Critical Mass–a loosely organized, nationwide group of bicyclists which advocates for pedalers’ rights–staged a large group bike ride in protest of British Petroleum and the Gulf oil spill, and to celebrate the end of Bike Month in Los Angeles, with a larger than normal turnout for their regular last-Friday-of-month ride.

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