Los Angeles, CANov 30, 2011

Occupy Los Angeles Eviction

“In my view it's using safety and health as a pretext for violating First Amendment rights. It's saying that you have First Amendment rights but you're exercising them in a dirty way and therefore we have the right to shut you down.”
Michael Ratner, Center for Constiutional Rights

Occupy Los Angeles was one of the last to be evicted, and one of the most dramatic—police came in garbed in shiny white hazardous materials suits to cart away protesters.

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