Police were bracing for more than 500 protesters but an Occupy Van Nuys event attracted about 30 people.
“Occupy LA” demonstrators are concerned they may be forced to move after police were called to the tent city near City Hall at 3 a.m. Thursday morning.
After the city of Oakland tried to force Occupy Oakland protesters off city property, rioting broke out. Dozens were hurt, including an Iraq war veteran who is now in critical condition.
Organizers of the movement distanced themselves from a protester who said Jews have hijacked the nation’s monetary system and should be expelled from the U.S.
The Los Angeles Unified School District has fired a substitute teacher who says Jews have hijacked the nation’s monetary system and should be expelled from the United States.
There were concerns Monday night from Jewish leaders that some of the protesters were expressing anti-Semitic messages. Witnesses say they’ve seen demonstrators carrying signs that read, “Jews Control Wall Street” and similar statements circulating online.
Demonstrators are marching through the streets of downtown Los Angeles in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street protests in New York and cities around the nation.
While many protesters have been camped out only for a couple of nights, some expect the size of the protest will increase in coming days and weeks.
A protester addressing Occupy LA says Ghandi is a “tumor” and that nonviolent measures may not be enough to accomplish the movement’s goals.
A candlelight vigil is set for Monday night in downtown Los Angeles to call on U.S. lawmakers to put Americans back to work.
At least 10 people were arrested as part of a protest that started on Wall Street and spread to several other major U.S. cities.
The group now believes they may be able to stay on the lawn permanently and that sentiment in City Hall for their platform could be growing.
Occupy LA announced its solidarity with a grassroots movement that began its second week in New York on Monday.