Author Kate Gallagher
Across Los Angeles, unhoused Angelenos are being forced out of their communities in the name of preserving public space for “all citizens” — but who does that really include?
In a bizarre move, the CD 13 Councilmember announced the reopening of Echo Park Lake and only invited a single news outlet.
“You took away a haven, and we’re gonna fight for it," said Jessica Mendez, who led a candelit vigil and procession for the displaced community of Echo Park Lake.
The LAPD arrested over a dozen members of the press covering a protest at Echo Park Lake, including two of our reporters.