Chaos erupted at a Los Angeles City Council meeting on Tuesday, August 9, during a discussion on a proposal to ban homeless encampments next to schools and day-care centers in the city.
A livestream from LA City Clerk shows the benches in the chamber filled with members of the public who were opposing the proposal. During the meeting’s public comments period, a public speaker climbed over a bench and onto the council floor before before they are detained by police amid yelling from the audience. Another person was detained moments later.
The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) said an audience member was arrested. The meeting was recessed and LAPD said it declared an unlawful assembly within the chamber, which led to protesters leaving. Credit: LA City Clerk via Storyful