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Echo Park - “A public park on the edge of downtown Los Angeles never should have been allowed to become an encampment,” said Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez - criticizing city leaders not so much for Thursday's shutdown of the park, but for the two years in which the lakeside tent city was allowed to grow.

“As friction [at the park] mounted, city officials underreacted,” Lopez said, “allowing the situation to fester while trying to please all sides, only to then swoop in with a heavy hand.”

Read more at the Los Angeles Times.


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