‘This Feeds You Lies’: Graffiti Spray-Painted Outside LA City Hall
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Is the Occupy movement trying to make a comeback in Los Angeles?
Protesters with the nebulous anti-capitalism movement may have been behind some graffiti that was seen spray-painted outside City Hall in downtown on Wednesday.
CBS2′s Joy Benedict reports the vandalism is believed to have been done sometime on Tuesday evening, according to LAPD Cmdr. Andrew Smith.
Police were investigating the graffiti, which included messages like “This feeds you lies” and “This blows” on the structure near the city employee entrance on the west side of the building. The graffiti also included at least one expletive and a “peace” symbol.
The discovery comes ahead of the one year anniversary of Occupy L.A. on Oct. 1.
Last November, police cleared the encampment around City Hall Park, where the movement first entrenched itself before spreading to other parts of the Southland.
Since then, Occupy L.A. took up residence at Pershing Square, where some business leaders and residents have complained about open drug use, excessive graffiti and human waste.
No arrests have been made, and police say no individuals or groups have claimed responsibility for the graffiti.
Cleanup crews are scheduled to remove the graffiti sometime this week.