The Times’ full coverage of Occupy protests around the nation.
I took my first solo adventure into L.A. to photograph the Occupy L.A. protests. The lawn in front of City Hall was littered with tents, protest signs, and booths of people collecting donations of everything form library books to clothing. The street corner was where the action was.
Everyone holding signs on the street was energized and passionate the entire four hours I was there and almost every car that passed honked and pumped their fists in solidarity with the cause. Everything was seamlessly organized and I was able to listen to a few great debates between protesters.
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Bank protesters arrested after trying to cash $673-billion check: It was an over-sized check made out to the “people of California,” LAPD Lt. Paul Vernon said. The demonstrators sat down and refused to leave the bank and six men and four women were arrested as part of the protest organized by the Refund California campaign. Occupy L.A. protesters also joined in.
Photo: Police arrest protesters in the Bank of America branch at 7th Street and Figueroa in downtown Los Angles on Thursday afternoon. Credit: Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times
L.A. councilmen tour Occupy LA encampment: An invitation from a speaker at a council meeting prompts four to mingle with those set up outside City Hall for days to demonstrate against economic policies that benefit corporations and the wealthiest Americans.
Unlike their counterparts in New York, who have clashed with police during a two-week sit-in on Wall Street, the protesters outside of City Hall have had a peaceful relationship with police, and they have won a surprising degree of institutional support.
Photo: Los Angeles City Councilman Bill Rosendahl, right, visits the Occupy LA campsite outside City Hall. “We are not enemies,” he told one of the protesters. Credit: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times
Editorial: It is far too early to suggest that Occupy Wall Street protesters represent a resurgence of the left. Yet it would be a mistake to write off the movement before it gets started.
Photo: At L.A. City Hall, activists stage an “occupation” as part of an economic protest. Credit: Los Angeles Times
Downtown L.A. becomes a stage for protest and performance art: Occupy Los Angeles, inspired by Occupy Wall Street, sets up camp at City Hall. Meanwhile, the Trespass Parade makes its way through downtown L.A. with dancers, demonstrators and musicians.
Photo: Tony Rodriguez at L.A. City Hall. Credit: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times
Economic protesters take to the streets in L.A.: “Occupy LA” demonstrators march from Pershing Square to City Hall to call attention to policies they say benefit the richest 1% of Americans.
Photo: Chaim Gilan of Echo Park participates in a rally at City Hall organized by the group Occupy LA. Credit: Christina House / For The Times