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1)”Los Angeles Times — An Occupy LA protestor reads a Stephen King novel in front of a line of police officers on First and Spring in downtown Los Angeles early Monday morning.” PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times
2)”Los Angeles — Police in helmets and face shields with batons drawn blocks a downtown intersection near City Hall early Monday morning, blocking a group of Occupy L.A. protesters who had swarmed onto the street and vowed to stand their ground.” PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times
@LATimes #OccupyLA protesters take to the streets; police warn of arrests #OLA
“Just after midnight, a large crowd of Occupy L.A. protesters gathered in front of City Hall at the intersection of Spring and First streets.
Demonstrators held candles, beat on drums, waved signs as they moved onto the streets. “This ain’t Mardi Gras!” one man shouted, as he attempted to usher people off the street.
LAPD Cmdr. Andrew Smith declined to give details about police strategy or tactics that would use to evict protestors. He said notices or citations would not be handed out, but rather that people would be arrested.
“We will not discuss what our timetable is or what our tactics are,” he said.
For now, Smith said the group appeared peaceful, but that after midnight they would be in violation of the law. Hundreds of people have been camped out at City Hall Park for the past seven weeks to protest what they see as economic injustice.
“We will be out here until they are done occupying,” Smith said.
Meanwhile, protesters on the street continued to chant, “This is what democracy looks like!” and “Occupy Wall Street! Occupy Los Angeles! Occupy Everything! And never give it back.”
But organizers encouraged protesters to move back to the park and not provoke the police. “~LATimes
List of Streaming Video From #OccupyLA #OccupySF #OccupyOakland #OccupyFreedomLA
“Occupy Los Angeles is currently awaiting a 12:01 Am deadline to be evicted. Word has it they may give until morning. Here are the list of Ustream channels occupiers will be broadcasting from, please share this page!
We will also be trying to pull a direct feed from camp into Livestream. We are limited as to power availability on site, so please be patient and switch streams if one goes down.”~OccupyLA
#Occupywallstreet And #Homelessness: Millions Spent To Evict Camps, While Cutting Shelter Funds #Ows
“As cities around the country have swept Occupy Wall Street camps from their plazas and parks in recent weeks, a number of mayors and city officials have argued that by providing shelter to the homeless, the camps are endangering the public and even the homeless themselves.
Yet in many of those cities, services for the homeless are severely underfunded. The cities have spent millions of dollars to police and evict the protesters, but they’ve been shutting down shelters and enacting laws to prohibit homeless from sleeping overnight in public.
In Oakland, Atlanta, Denver and Portland, Ore., there are at least two homeless people for every open bed in the shelter system, according to the most recent data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. In Salt Lake City, Utah, and Chapel Hill, N.C. — two other cities that have evicted protesters from their encampments — things are better but far from ideal. In Chapel Hill, according to the HUD study, there are 121 beds for 135 homeless people, and in Salt Lake City, 1,627 for 1,968.
Heather Maria Johnson, a civil rights attorney at the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, said most cities in the U.S. lack adequate affordable housing, emergency or transitional housing, or other social services for people who are either homeless or are in danger of losing their homes. “This was true before the current economic crisis and remains true today, particularly in areas that have cut social services due to budget concerns,” Johnson said.
According to HUD, job losses and foreclosures helped push more than 170,000 families into homeless shelters in 2009, up nearly 30 percent from 2007. Of course, those are some of the same problems that have inspired people to protest.”~Read More: HuffingtonPost
@OccupyfreedomLA LAPD statement 4:30 pm #OLA #OccupyLA http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/18793517