Skip navigation
Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism University of Southern California

Top Stories

Occupy L.A. Has No Plans to Leave

Despite recent evictions across the nation, Occupy LA says they are not going anywhere.

On the heels of the recent evictions of 'Occupy' movements in Portland, Oakland and New York City, Los Angeles protestors fear that their encampment by City Hall may be in danger.

(ATVN)
(ATVN)

This comes after Oakland Mayor Jean Quan's revelation that the recent evictions had been planned via conference call.

In response, the Occupy Los Angeles Media Relations Committee released a statement asking Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and City Council to reconsider if they were planning a similar event.

"Occupy LA has been consistently transparent with City Hall on all matters," the statement said. "Our Occupy LA city liaisons actively and freely communicate with city representatives. We urge the L.A. City Council and LAPD to stand by their resolution of support passed by the Los Angeles City Council on October 5th."

The resolution was co-sponsored by Councilmembers Richard Alarcon and Bill Rosendahl. It called for "responsible banking," an ordinance where banks would be scored and its accomodations and contributions to affordable housing.

The press release continued stating that Occupy LA's cause is fair and that the movement has no plans to leave its current encampment. It also denounced the use of police force and violence.

"We deplore the brutal show of force we have witnessed around the nation. We hold LAPD to a higher standard than we have seen from other cities."

Occupy L.A. is scheduled to march downtown Thursday morning at 3rd and Hope Streets in conjunction with GoodJobs LA.

For the record, an earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that Oakland Mayor Quan had conferred with mayors of 18 other cities over her decision to evict Occupy Oakland protesters. According to the mayor's office, Quan and others had only shared their experiences.

 

RELATED:

Five Occupy LA Demonstrators Arrested

Occupy L.A. Live

Protestors to Occupy Rose Parade

COMMENTS

[...] Occupy LA Has No Plans to Leave COMMENTS Leave a comment [...]

[...] Occupy LA Has No Plans to Leave [...]

[...] Occupy L.A. Has No Plans to Leave [...]

Leave a comment
Name:
E-mail:*
URL:
Comments:*

USC Trojans Remember Louis Zamperini


By Alyssa Nakamoto
07/03/14 | 1:12 p.m. PDT

Louis Zamperini died on July 2nd at the age of 97. 

Former Trojan and World War II Hero Louis Zamperini Dies


By Alyssa Nakamoto
07/03/14 | 1:10 p.m. PDT

The former Trojan track champion, Olympian, and World War II hero was 97.

Pac-12 Media Day Sitdown with Head Coach Steve Sarkisian

Pac-12 Media Day Exclusive: Leonard Williams

Pac-12 Media Day Sitdown with Cody Kessler

Real Life Superhero Works to Keep Kids Safe

We detected that you might be on a mobile device such as an iPad or iPhone. Sorry, at this time the video box is only visible on desktop computers.
MOST POPULAR

Pac-12 Media Day Exclusive: Leonard Williams


By Matthew Tufts and Alyssa Nakamoto
07/23/14 | 5:54 p.m. PDT

USC defensive end Leonard Williams talks to ATVN about recovering from his injury and the changes a new coaching staff...

Pac-12 Media Day Sitdown with Head Coach Steve Sarkisian


By Matthew Tufts and Alyssa Nakamoto
07/23/14 | 7:13 p.m. PDT

USC head football coach Steve Sarkisian talks about coming to USC, the training and development of his players, and the...