The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) cleared out an encampment of full-time protesters Sunday morning that had been present since the George Floyd protests began in late May. Residents claimed it was “retaliation” for protests of a recent shooting in South L.A.
The Los Angeles Times reported:
Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies shut down a months-old protest encampment in downtown L.A.’s Grand Park early Sunday in a move that activists criticized as retaliation for recent protests of a deputy-involved shooting.
The encampment first appeared in Grand Park across from City Hall in June amid protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. It was cleared out around 3 a.m. after deputies declared an unlawful assembly in the area, the Sheriff’s Department said in a statement.
Authorities said the action was taken because of “deteriorating conditions” in the park. They denied it was connected to the shooting of