Angry clashes erupt when police deport squats in LA


Angry clashes erupt when police evict state-owned houses in the LA neighborhood

  • Housing activists faced California highway patrols in Los Angeles
  • CHP officials could see activists apprehended during violent clashes
  • Previous night tThe eenager was pulled out of a home and fixed to the ground
  • The CHP walked from house to house, removing those who had illegally occupied their homes

Angry clashes erupted last night in a Los Angeles neighborhood as police threw squatters out of state-owned homes.

For the second consecutive night, residential activists in the El Sereno neighborhood of Los Angeles claimed a demand for empty homes owned by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).

It was seen that officers from the California Highway Patrol (CHP) wearing riot equipment violently clashed with activists, removed them from their residence, and detained several others.

California Highway Guard officers clash with California Department of Transportation home retrieval activists who forcibly removed them from premises in El Sereno, Los Angeles, last night.

CHP officer arrests an activist during last night's protest in El Sereno, Los Angeles

CHP officer arrests an activist during last night’s protest in El Sereno, Los Angeles

CHP officers, who have a lot of riot equipment, intercept activists during last night's protest in El Sereno

CHP officers, who have a lot of riot equipment, intercept activists during last night’s protest in El Sereno

During a Wednesday night protest, a teenager was anchored on the ground by officers after being forcibly removed from a house next to his mother.

A video circulating on Twitter shows the teenage girl being forcibly removed from a property by two officers.

Protesters could be heard from the officers, who called them ugly.

The girl is fastened to the ground and handcuffed before being transported to a police car.

CHP officers appear to arrest an activist last night during a demonstration in El Sereno, Los Angeles

CHP officers appear to arrest an activist last night during a demonstration in El Sereno, Los Angeles

Activist captured by CHP officers during last night's demonstration in El Sereno, Los Angeles

Activist captured by CHP officers during last night’s demonstration in El Sereno, Los Angeles

Activists reclaiming Caltrans homes face CHP officers on Thanksgiving night in El Sereno, Los Angeles.

Activists reclaiming Caltrans homes face CHP officers on Thanksgiving night in El Sereno, Los Angeles.

Street Watch LA condemned the incident on Twitter: ‘Tonight in El Sereno, the CHP evicted a mother and child who had regained legitimate public space.

– A child was dragged out of his home, squeezed and arrested. This is how @CaltransHQ @CHPsouthern treats families in need of shelter. ‘

On Wednesday, the CHP went house-by-house to remove people who illegally occupied homes along Sheffield Avenue.

ABC 7 reported that about 100 officers responded to the neighborhood incident on Wednesday. Thursday’s estimates are not yet known.

The demonstration shows activists clashed last night with riot-dressed CHP officers in El Sereno, Los Angeles.

Demonstration shows activists clashed with rioted CHP officers in El Sereno, Los Angeles last night

CHP officials cleared last night activists who tried to reclaim Caltrans homes in El Sereno, Los Angeles

CHP officials cleared last night activists who tried to reclaim Caltrans homes in El Sereno, Los Angeles

A teenager was squeezed to the ground by officers after he was forcibly removed from a house next to his mother amid violent protests in Los Angeles.

A teenager was squeezed to the ground by officers after he was forcibly removed from a house next to his mother amid violent protests in Los Angeles.

A video circulating on Twitter shows the teenage girl being forcibly removed from a property by two officers

A video circulating on Twitter shows the teenage girl being forcibly removed from a property by two officers

Protesters cited the government’s home order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus as one of the reasons to prevent the evictions from continuing.

Caltrans, or the California Department of Transportation, bought the houses with the intention of demolishing them to make way for Highway 710, but plans stalled in 2018.

An activist group reclaiming our homes began occupying Caltrans-owned homes illegally in March.