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'You Should Be Ashamed Of Yourself': Mayor Garcetti Forced To Stop Speech After Protesters Shout Him Down

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File photo of Mayor Eric Garcetti.
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Mayor Eric Garcetti got shut down Monday by protesters accusing him of hypocrisy and lies when it comes to human rights violations here in Los Angeles.

In the midst of the mayor's speech at USC's Bovard Auditorium to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the protesters became so disruptuve that Garcetti finally just walked offstage.

A handful of videos of the protests were posted by NOlympics LA, which claimed credit, along with the Democratic Socialists of America's Los Angeles chapter, for the disruption.

In the video below, a man accuses Garcetti of conspiring to rig the Skid Row neighborhood council elections.

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"Why?" the protester asks rhetorically. "To keep people on Skid Row from having the ability to represent themselves. You should be ashamed of yourself."

Protesters sang at Garcetti to the tune of "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town":

"Eric Garcetti keeps telling us lies / 'cause human rights violations / happening now."

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Here, a man speaks out against Los Angeles' high homelessness rate and gentrification displacing "entire communties of color to make way for whiter, wealthier residents."

As of publishing, Garcetti had not commented publicly on the disruption.


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