Woodrow Coleman came all the way from Long Beach to see the Arab Spring bloom in downtown L.A.
Luigi Ventura Dito Montiel and Aqeela Sherrills at Occupy L.A.
The African-American septuagenarian with deep-set brown eyes and a woolly white tangle of beard sports a well-worn baseball cap that suggests he has something money can't buy -- poverty.
"For a change, bring some change," he says, taking a seat on an ice chest. "Make the world a better place for people to live."
A randy redolence of patchouli, B.O., weed and bus exhaust hovers like a storm cloud, feeling more like Manhattan in July than Occupy L.A. in October. The ideological ooze congeals like liquid mercury on the steps of City Hall.More »