Activists Continue Protesting Outside Garcetti's House
For the fourth day in a row, activists from Black Lives Matter-LA protested today outside Getty House, L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti's official residence, in an attempt to persuade President-elect Joe Biden not to put the mayor in his cabinet.
Garcetti is reportedly being considered for Secretary of Transportation or Housing and Urban Development.
The activists claim Garcetti has a dismal record on homelessness and transportation. They note that the homelessness crisis has grown during his time in office and they argue that the mayor has failed to rein in the LAPD, which they accuse of using violent and abusive tactics against communities of color.
When demonstrators rallied outside Getty House on Thanksgiving morning, police declared an unlawful assembly and arrested two people.
Black Lives Matter-LA says the two arrived late to the event and didn't hear the order to disperse.
Garcetti, who is a co-chair of the Biden-Harris campaign, recently said he's focused on the pandemic and is not looking for a cabinet post.
Black Lives Matter-LA says it plans to be outside the mayor's home every day until Biden finishes choosing his cabinet.
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