A seventh consecutive day of demonstrations outside Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s official residence was held Monday in an attempt to persuade President-elect Joe Biden not to appoint Garcetti to his cabinet.
The Rev. James Thomas began the demonstration with a prayer that Garcetti let love and empathy into his heart.
Demonstrators marched from Getty House to nearby Wilshire Boulevard, blocking the street at Crenshaw Boulevard, chanting “Four a day ain’t OK,” a reference to the number of homeless people they claim die in Los Angeles each day.
There were 112 people at the demonstration, according to Melina Abdullah, a professor of Pan-African Studies at Cal State Los Angeles and a co-founder of Black Lives Matter-Los Angeles.
Black Lives Matter-Los Angeles and Ground Game LA have vowed to conduct a demonstration every day until Biden commits to not appointing Garcetti to the cabinet. They are critical of Garcetti’s handling of homelessness, public transportation and other issues.
Garcetti has repeatedly said he has not sought a position with the incoming Biden administration.
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