President Obama to Get Occupied During L.A. Visit Today: Occupy L.A. Takes to Streets Near Hancock Park Fundraisers
Updated at the bottom. Occupy L.A. says police are threatening to make arrests. First posted at 12:41 p.m.
President Obama will be officially occupied during his fundraising/Latino-hobnobbing visit to L.A. this afternoon.
Well, maybe. Protesters probably won't get too close, but the Occupy L.A. movement is headed to Wilshire Boulevard and Highland Avenue as we speak to send Obama an anti-Wall Street message ahead of the prez's schmooze-fests early this evening at the Hancock Park area homes of James Lassiter and Melanie Griffith.
Here's what Occupy L.A. tweeted:
UCLA Men's Soccer v Oregon State & UCLA Women's Soccer v Stanford
TicketsThu., Oct. 26, 4:30pm
CSUN Womens Soccer
TicketsThu., Oct. 26, 7:00pm
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Toronto Raptors
TicketsFri., Oct. 27, 7:30pm
UCLA Women's Soccer v California & UCLA Men's Soccer v Washington
TicketsSun., Oct. 29, 1:00pm
South Bay Lakers vs. Northern Arizona Suns
TicketsSun., Oct. 29, 7:00pm
Now that's taking it to the streets -- the middle of the street, at least.
We'll give the occupiers credit for bringing their fight to the president. Those pissed off at the Obama administration's Department of Justice for cracking down on dispensaries in California are keeping their demonstration at a way-safe distance -- downtown.
Will the occupiers get arrested for unlawful assembly? Will Secret Service agents talk into their sleeves and then take protesters down like John Goodman to a pizza? Will Obama flash a peace sign? We'll be watching.
[Update at 2:58 p.m.]: Occupy L.A. tweets that cops are threatening to arrest the 50 or so protesters who have amassed along a median at Wilshire and Highland.
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