The Los Angeles City Council will cut the LAPD’s budget by $150 million after calls to action from local councils across Los Angeles. (Daily Bruin file photo) Photo credit: Firyal Bawab
The Los Angeles City Council made budget cuts to the Los Angeles Police Department following calls for action from neighborhood councils across the city of Los Angeles.
Westwood Village has become a ghost town, said Ashley Carpenter, a first-year physics student who stayed on campus for spring quarter.
“Usually, there are thousands of people walking around or exercising, but now there are only some,” she said.
Most of the National Guard will depart from Los Angeles on Sunday evening, LA Mayor Eric Garcetti said in a statement Sunday.
“A small number of units” will remain nearby until Wednesday for emergency support if necessary, he said.
“I’m proud that our city has been peaceful this week — and that our residents are leading a powerful movement to make Los Angeles more just, equitable, and fair for Black Angelenos, communities of color, and all of our workers, youth, and families,” Garcetti said in the statement.
“Show me what democracy looks like,” called protesters in Westwood on Saturday afternoon. “This is what democracy looks like,” hundreds chanted back.
The protesters gathered near the Wilshire Federal Building on Saturday to protest against police brutality and racial discrimination.
The North Westwood Neighborhood Council urged the city and state to ramp up efforts for California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s initiative to shelter vulnerable, unhoused populations in hotels and motels.
This post was updated June 6 at 5:28 p.m. to reflect new statements from UCLA media relations.
Student leaders of two black student groups at UCLA co-hosted a demonstration in protest of police brutality on campus Thursday.
Hundreds of students, UCLA staff and Westwood community members gathered at Royce Hall, where student leaders spoke about their demands, then marched across campus to the UCPD’s UCLA headquarters.
This post was updated June 4 at 2:25 a.m.
Editor’s note: This article refers to protesters by their first names because of safety concerns following online harassment on Twitter.
“No justice, no peace,” chanted hundreds of protesters in Westwood Monday afternoon.
The protesters gathered despite social media announcements that the protest had been canceled. They chanted “Black lives matter,” and “Don’t shoot,” on sidewalks near the Wilshire Federal Building in Westwood.
Despite the cancellation of the event, protesters gathered at the intersection of Veteran Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard to demonstrate against police brutality.
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