President Obama to Get Occupied During L.A. Visit Today: Occupy L.A. Takes to Streets Near Hancock Park Fundraisers
President Obama will be officially occupied during his fundraising/Latino-hobnobbing visit to L.A. this afternoon.
Well, maybe. Protesters probably won't get too close, but the Occupy L.A. movement is headed to Wilshire Boulevard and Highland Avenue as we speak to send Obama an anti-Wall Street message ahead of the prez's schmooze-fests early this evening at the Hancock Park area homes of James Lassiter and Melanie Griffith.
Here's what Occupy L.A. tweeted:
Now that's taking it to the streets -- the middle of the street, at least.
We'll give the occupiers credit for bringing their fight to the president. Those pissed off at the Obama administration's Department of Justice for cracking down on dispensaries in California are keeping their demonstration at a way-safe distance -- downtown.
Will the occupiers get arrested for unlawful assembly? Will Secret Service agents talk into their sleeves and then take protesters down like John Goodman to a pizza? Will Obama flash a peace sign? We'll be watching.
[Update at 2:58 p.m.]: Occupy L.A. tweets that cops are threatening to arrest the 50 or so protesters who have amassed along a median at Wilshire and Highland.