Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Speech Shut Down At USC Over Homeless Crisis in Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA– Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti had a speech scheduled Monday at USC, that was shut down by a group who were protesting his handling of the homeless crisis in L.A.

The group shared their views over the gentrification that is currently happening in Los Angeles and the LAPD’s handling of homeless cleanups.

Garcetti’s speech was in honor of 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which prompted the group to protest. The homeless crisis in Los Angeles is leading to what many are viewing as human rights violations.

“As he spoke, protesters reportedly sang the tune of “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town,” with the altered lyrics: “You better watch out, you better not cry, Eric Garcetti is telling us lies, human rights violations happening now.

Some attendees applauded in support of the mayor but the protests continued. After about 20 minutes of back and forth, Mr. Garcetti left the stage without delivering his speech.”

Source: L.A Times, The Washington Post

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