Occupy L.A. Now Allowed to Camp on City Hall Lawn: Why Are Politicians Sucking Up to Protesters? - Los Angeles News - The Inform
“City Council Unanimously Passes Occupy L.A. Resolution — Protesters Struggle to Distance Themselves From Democrats, Unions.”
On Saturday night, the number of tents pitched outside L.A. City Hall had nearly doubled from the night before to 256, according to Joe Briones in the media tent.
He and other Occupy L.A. protesters say LAPD officers had been forcing them to move their tents onto the sidewalk every night, because City Hall’s front lawn is technically a park, and the Municipal Code makes it illegal to sleep in city parks.
Again, raising the question: Why did the LAPD back off so quickly?