The early evening march was organized to protest Councilman Eric Garcetti’s decision to vote against a proposed four-month freeze on rent increases. The march – which included demonstrators banging on drums and holding posters of Garcetti with the word “traitor” in English and Spanish- was organized by the Los Angeles Housing as a Human Rights Collective, according to one of the women with the group. The nearly block-line of protesters remained on the sidewalk as they headed north on Echo Park Avenue. Garcetti, the Council President, is a resident of Echo Park.
*Update: Protesters and police have filled the street near Garcetti’s home, residents report.