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Occupy L.A.: Portrait of a protest

The teacher, the social worker, the activist, the student –– just some of the protesters furious at Wall Street who have taken over the grassy area around City Hall in downtown Los Angeles and public streets and parks in other major cities around the world.

City officials have publicly expressed their support. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa gave 100 ponchos to soggy demonstrators during the last big rain. Council President Eric Garcetti welcomed campers in the tent community outside City Hall to “stay as long as you need to.” And officials have quietly allowed the urban camp-out to continue — despite a law prohibiting overnight stays at city parks.

Occupy L.A. has steadily grown over recent weeks, with demonstrators adding tents, bringing more signs and showing up at public meetings.

Full coverage: ‘Occupy’ protests


  1. October 19, 2011, 10:13 am

    […] LA Times: The wonderful multimedia section of the Los Angeles Times showcases the characters occupying Los Angeles through a photo narrative. […]

  2. October 19, 2011, 11:07 am

    Now THIS is the way the Occupy SHOULD be handled. Humanely and decently. Passive activists are only the enemy of the rich to the rest of us they are heros and to the folks who think that they are not… a pox on your house.

  3. October 20, 2011, 2:37 pm

    "I think that it's extremely important for young people to learn a different history that will make them skeptical of what they hear from authority. I think if young people knew, for instance, the history of lies and violence that have accompanied American Foreign policy, they would not be enticed into joining the armed forces" Quote by Howard Zinn from – A People's History of the United States

    By: CaspianBlue

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