Occupy LA Protesters Wake Up for Day Three at City Hall
Protesters from the Occupy Los Angeles demonstration wake up for their third day outside City Hall.
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES — The ongoing protest calling itself Occupy LA entered its third day on Monday morning, as dozens of participants woke from the sidewalks and lawn around City Hall and began the task of moving into daytime positions.
The group is demonstrating against "corporatocracy" in solidarity with the ongoing Occupy Wall Street protest in New York. More than 1,000 participants marched from Pershing Square to City Hall on Saturday.
Protesters must move off City Hall's south lawn each night by 10:30pm, and are allowed to return starting at 6am. That's the same time at which they are required to be off the sidewalks, though there appeared to be little police enforcement rushing that move on Monday.
The rules appear to be a little less strict on City Hall's north lawn, which had tents set up along its edges through the night. At 6am on Monday, one cluster of tents at the corner of Temple and Main was illuminated by lights from a news team's live shot setup.
Many Downtown commuters may become aware of the protests for the first time when they try to drive home on Monday. Occupy LA plans a 5pm march from City Hall through the Financial District.
The demonstrators may have to march to stay visible: City Hall is surrounded on three sides by trucks for Warner Brothers' "Gangster Squad," which is filming inside and outside the building on Tuesday.