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South Park Trash Cans Removed for Jackson Memorial Service

By Eric Richardson
Published: Monday, July 06, 2009, at 10:37AM
Trash Can Removal Eric Richardson [Flickr]

A Bureau of Street Services truck collects trash cans outside L.A. Live a day before the Michael Jackson memorial service.

The 27,000 friends and fans headed to Tuesday's Michael Jackson memorial service will find the streets of South Park strangely devoid of any trash cans. A city crew was making its way up Figueroa this morning, collecting the South Park BID-labeled receptacles.

While the cans were used as projectiles during the incidents that took place after the Lakers' championship win, it's just as likely that the cans are being removed because of their potential to hold explosives.

The police department will be enforcing closures on Flower, Olympic, Blaine and Pico. Only ticket-holders will be allowed inside the barricades.

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