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Protesters descended upon Mayor Eric Garcetti's home early Sunday morning, calling for the mayor to take action over last summer's fatal shooting of Ezell Ford.

Protesters join hands outside Mayor Eric Garcetti's home early Sunday morning, calling for the mayor to take action over last summer's fatal shooting of Ezell Ford. (Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)

Protesters join hands outside Mayor Eric Garcetti's home early Sunday morning, calling for the mayor to take action over last summer's fatal shooting of Ezell Ford. (Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)

About a dozen people held pictures of the late 25-year-old as they stood on the sidewalk outside Getty House, the official mayoral residence in Windsor Square, and outlined their demands. The demonstrators, part of the Black Lives Matter movement, called on Garcetti to fire LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and hold a public forum to discuss the investigation into Ford's death.

If the mayor did not act, the protesters said, he would lose their votes.

"We are here this morning to stand for justice," Melina Abdullah said as she paced in front of the mayor's house. "We're demanding Eric Garcetti do something. Unless he removes this chief of police, we will remove him."

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