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Mayor Garcetti Calls For Safety Of Police And Protesters Following Tumultuous Demonstration

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Two L.A. Congress members condemned LAPD's response to Sunday's protest outside the mayor's residence. (Screenshot from Twitter account of user @justrinidad)
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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's office on Wednesday released a statement to KPCC/LAist about a chaotic protest outside his official residence Sunday that saw police using batons on demonstrators. The protesters, who have been there daily, are critical of the mayor's record on homelessness and policing, and opposed to the possibility of his appointment to a Biden administration post.

In the written statement, the mayor acknowledged the free speech rights of protesters and "the difficult job that police officers have to do every day."

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