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L.A. street vendor protest: 'We are not criminals'
L.A. street vendor protest: 'We are not criminals'

Saying they are increasingly targeted by police, dozens of street vendors and their allies protested Tuesday outside the LAPD headquarters for a moratorium on ticketing or harassment of those who sell food and wares on the streets. The protest comes amid efforts to legalize street vending in Los Angeles. Members of the Los Angeles Street Vendor Campaign and other vendors and allies gathered in front of the Los Angeles Police Department, carrying signs that read, "We need legalization now" and "We are not criminals" while chanting "Sí, se puede," the motto of the United Farm Workers and other union and civil rights groups. The...

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