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Gentrification Stories Shared at Eastside Vigil & Demonstration

HIGHLAND PARK - A silent, candlelight procession marched down Figueroa Street on Saturday night  to vacant apartment buildings where people gathered to hear poignant speeches about being displaced from the neighborhood in the second gentrification demonstration to take place in recent weeks. 

Organizers wore orange arm bands while they carried a puppet representing a greedy landlord. This was a much lighter version of the organizers’ last march down York Boulevard where they served eviction notices to businesses. “We had different goals with each event,” said Arturo Romo speaking on behalf of the Northeast Los Angeles Alliance. (Read the rest here.

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CityWatch

Vol 13 Issue 3

Pub: Jan 9, 2015