Mayor Eric Garcetti’s house egged after protesters marched there Saturday
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Hancock Park house was egged after protesters angry about the police shooting of a man in South Los Angeles demonstrated there Saturday night.
Protesters took to the streets after Los Angeles police shot and killed 18-year-old Carnell Snell Jr., who ran from officers following a vehicle pursuit. A gun was recovered at the scene.
Demonstrators first marched near the intersection of 108th Street and Western Avenue, interrupting a news conference and chalking Snell’s name in the street. Later in the evening, protesters marched to Garcetti’s home in Hancock Park and apparently threw eggs.
On Sunday morning, a carton of eggs was visible in the mayor’s driveway, and egg residue was visible on a gray Ford Fiesta parked out front as well as parts of the mayor’s home. City street services employees arrived later to hose down the house and water the lawn.
Although more protests were planned for Sunday morning, the scene was quiet. Jackie Stahl, a West Hollywood resident who was “absolutely appalled” by the shootings, showed up at noon to join a protest that she had heard about, but no one else was there.
Stahl remarked on how rapidly workers arrived to clean up Garcetti’s home.
“I don’t think that’s happening so quickly in South L.A., is it?” Stahl said.
Garcetti had not responded to requests for comment as of Sunday afternoon.
Los Angeles police are monitoring the situation to make sure the neighborhood is safe, said spokeswoman Jenny Houser. There was no police response to the protest Saturday night and no protests at the mayor’s residence have been reported today, she said.
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