Everyday there has been a march kicking off from the encampment to the financial district or a government building in the downtown area. Thursday, saw the occupiers teaming up with a group called Make Banks Pays for a march and a civil disobedience action at a Bank of America office. Ten arrests have been reported from Thursday’s action.
Yesterday the camp was visited by Tavis Smiley and Dr. Cornell West who are in Los Angeles as part of their nationwide poverty tour. The camp has received support from the Los Angeles City Council in a resolution adopted on Tuesday. And unlike the police behavior in New York, San Francisco and other cities, the Los Angeles Police Department has to date been uncharacteristically restrained towards the protesters.
This weekend more actions are expected and occupiers say they are planning to stay indefinitely. Selected Reports from the Newswire: Occupy LA: One Week Old and Going Strong | Photos by Robert Stuart Lowden: Day One: Occupy Los Angeles Photo Set 1, Set 2, Set 3 | Day Two: Occupy Los Angeles Day 2 | Day Three: Occupy LA Day 3 UTLA Teach- In Photo Set 1, Set 2, Occupy LA Day 3 Evening Speeches |
PHOTOS: OCCUPY LA & DAY 2, Occupy Wall St LA by Marcus