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Homeless Advocates Face-Off Against LAPD in Effort to Stop Forced Removal of Encampments in Echo Park Lake

10:50 AM PDT on March 26, 2021

[dropcap size=big]L[/dropcap]ast night along Sunset Boulevard, homeless advocates faced off against the LAPD on the second day of protests against the closure of Echo Park Lake, which resulted in the displacement of dozens of unhoused residents. The protests came after a report on L.A. Times published three days ago revealed that city officials were planning on closing the park. There were multiple arrests and members of the media were reported to have been boxed in by LAPD and also arrested. The closure of the park and forced removal of the houseless encampments are currently underway.

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