LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Mayor Eric Garcetti spoke about homelessness during a meeting Tuesday just one night after an unruly crowd confronted him in South Los Angeles.
On Monday night, Garcetti faced chanting and unrest by protestors who interrupted his speech during a town hall meeting held at Holman United Methodist Church in Jefferson Park.READ MORE: California's Mask Mandate Could End On June 15, Gov. Newsom Says
As he attempted to leave the building, activists followed and surrounded the mayor’s car chanting, “Black lives matter. Fire Chief Beck!”
At least one man jumped on top of Garcetti’s vehicle while others pounded on it.READ MORE: Over 12 Cars Hit By BB Or Pellet Guns On Southern California Freeways In 2 Weeks
In response to the incident, he released a statement that reads in part: “I am disappointed that our conversation was cut short when there is so much work for us to do together to make our neighborhoods stronger and safer. I believe in our City and my commitment to our shared concerns continues stronger than ever.”
In total, between 400 to 500 people attended Monday night’s meeting. Thirty of those in attendance disrupted the gathering, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
No injuries were reported.MORE NEWS: Some Southern California Pharmacies Already Vaccinating Teenagers After CDC Clears Way
Today’s meeting took place at 9 a.m., located at the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration.