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Crowds starting to form near @MitchOFarrell office as another day of #EchoParkLake demonstrations gets under way
LAPD already drove up with the speaker truck suggesting they might threaten a dispersal order.
Some protesters now refusing to get out of the way of LAPD speaker truck, which pulled into an alley behind O’Farrell’s office.
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Some facts abt what's happening in #EchoPark.🧵

1. The city has a $500M reno project scheduled for the PUBLIC SPACE.
2. ⬆️This is not a random "eviction."
3. In 1/2020 StreetWatch LA+DSA blocked a cleanup of the crime-ridden encampment, emboldening them…
4. For the past 3 days homeless service providers have been at Echo Park Lake offering services thru Project Roomkey/Homekey.
5. Many of the residents have rejected services.
6. Mitch O'Farrell's ofc has already placed 100 ppl who were living at lake into safe housing/shelter
7. More than 4,000 Echo Park residents (not the homeless) signed a petition asking O'Farrell to find housing for all homeless ppl at #EchoParkLake and for the city to clean up the park so all can enjoy it
8. Violent crime, sexual assault, and drug OD's/dealing are rampant
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Hundreds of people in #EchoParkLake as cops have blocked the street off from Sunset and out toward the 101
Some of the tents and space people are trying to protect.
LAPD line at the far edge of the park (opposite from Sunset, the 101 side.) You can hear some supportive chants of “Echo Park!” from neighbors.
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