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Protest Erupts in City Council Chambers [Updated]

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Police had a difficult time controlling a group of loud protestors chanting about a rent hike moratorium this afternoon. The L.A. City Council decided not to vote on placing a temporary moratorium on increasing rent to rent-controlled units, instead pushing it to committee for further study. Despite the presence of the city's General Services Police Department -- it's a separate police department from the LAPD -- the crowd was not immediately controlled and the council went on a short recess. Eventually as things calmed down, the council continued to meet. [Update: The LA Times says police made "several" arrests.]