This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.
This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.
Watch This Mexican Hero Gleefully Crash An Anti-Immigration Protest
When a group of people took to the streets of Palmdale to protest against illegal immigration, one Mexican man crashed their demonstration in the most delightful way possible.
You can see it in this video that was uploaded to LiveLeak this week. We see the man gleefully waving the Mexican flag in front of the protesters' sea of American flags at 10 Street West and Rancho Vista Boulevard, dancing around and smiling in the over 3-minute clip. The protesters send a barrage of hateful comments towards him, calling him "Pablo" and a "dumb-ass motherfucker." They ask him if he's a legal American citizen and tell him he has no right to be in the country, to which he replies, "No habla Ingles."
No matter what they say, this guy still keeps dancing, keeping his cheery disposition and getting other cars to honk at him in solidarity. At one point, he turns to the protesters and says, "See? Nobody likes you." Then he jokingly chants, "Stop illegal immigration!" He tells one of the guys, "You turned me to the dark side. I love it."
Editor's note: An earlier version of this story said that the protest took place in Phoenix, Ariz., and demonstrators were protesting in support of sheriff of Maricopa County, Joe Arpaio. The protest took place in Palmdale, and the story has since been corrected. LAist regrets this error.
Cruise off the highway and hit locally-known spots for some tasty bites.
Fentanyl and other drugs fuel record deaths among people experiencing homelessness in L.A. County. From 2019 to 2021, deaths jumped 70% to more than 2,200 in a single year.
This fungi isn’t a “fun guy.” Here’s what to do if you spot or suspect mold in your home.
Donald Trump was a fading TV presence when the WGA strike put a dent in network schedules.
Edward Bronstein died in March 2020 while officers were forcibly taking a blood sample after his detention.
A hike can be a beautiful backdrop as you build your connection with someone.