BLM, other activists protest possible Biden appointment for Garcetti outside L.A. mayor’s residence

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Tekoah Flory, with Black Lives Matter-Los Angeles, participates in a demonstration outside Mayor Eric Garcetti’s home on Nov. 30, 2020. (Christina House / Los Angeles Times)

Tekoah Flory, with Black Lives Matter-Los Angeles, participates in a demonstration outside Mayor Eric Garcetti’s home on Nov. 30, 2020. (Christina House / Los Angeles Times)

Banging drums and chanting “Block Garcetti,” activists with Black Lives Matter-L.A. and other groups rallied outside Mayor Eric Garcetti’s home to protest the mayor’s possible appointment to President-elect Joe Biden’s administration.

Monday’s demonstration marked the seventh day in a row that protesters have gathered outside Getty House, the official residence of L.A.’s mayor.

Protesters slammed Garcetti’s record on transportation, homelessness and policing and said he shouldn’t be in charge of those policies at a federal level.

“It’s been a rough seven years with Garcetti,” said Channing Martinez, director of organizing for the Bus Riders Union, a civil rights and climate justice group. “The fare increases, the bus service cuts. His policies have targeted Black people.”

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  • Demonstrators stop traffic near Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s home in Windsor Square on Nov. 30, 2020, the seventh consecutive day of protests there. (Christina House / Los Angeles Times)
  • People were detained at a Black Lives Matter protest outside Mayor Eric Garcetti’s home in Windsor Square on Thanksgiving, Nov. 26, 2020. (Dania Maxwell / Los Angeles Times)
  • Black Lives Matter-Los Angeles participates in a demonstration outside Mayor Eric Garcetti’s official residence on Nov. 27, 2020. (Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)
  • Melina Abdullah, co-founder of the Los Angeles chapter of Black Lives Matter, speaks at a demonstration outside Mayor Eric Garcetti’s house on Nov. 30, 2020. (Christina House/Los Angeles Times)
  • Tekoah Flory, with Black Lives Matter-Los Angeles, participates in a demonstration outside Mayor Eric Garcetti’s home on Nov. 30, 2020. (Christina House / Los Angeles Times)

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