The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday voted to ban homeless encampments within 500 feet of city schools and day care centers after protesters again rallied against the expanded motion.

The final vote on the motion 11-3 in favor of the widespread ban.

Before the updated motion passed, camps were banned within 500 feet of facilities deemed sensitive, such as schools, day care facilities, parks and libraries but only if those areas have been designated for enforcement.

Tuesday’s vote means a blanket ban on encampments within 500 feet of every private school and day care centers in the city.

Dozens of protesters gathered outside of City Hall Tuesday to voice their concerns.

“What do we want? No forty-one eighteen,” the crowd, which held signs like “Abolish 41.18,” chanted.

Some say the law, known as 41.18, doesn’t solve the problem of homelessness, but instead criminalizes poverty.

“I would like to see the City Council recognize the scope of the unhoused residents in this city and look at proposing mental health care and services … rather than sweeps,” San Pedro resident Chris Venn said.

Many protesters could be seen inside the council chambers ahead of Tuesday’s vote. They were eventually escorted out, leaving only the media and city council members inside.

A woman who spoke during a Los Angeles City Council meeting was escorted from the chambers passing the audience area and walking toward council members on Aug. 9, 2022. (City of Los Angeles)
A woman who spoke during a Los Angeles City Council meeting was escorted from the chambers passing the audience area and walking toward council members on Aug. 9, 2022. (City of Los Angeles)

One person was arrested, Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson Hernandez said. It was unclear what the person was doing that prompted the arrest, however.

At one point, a member of the audience who spoke during public comments jumped made her way toward councilmembers. The speaker, who was yelling “I live on the street,” was escorted from the meeting.

Last week, police had to clear out the chambers because protesters kept interrupting the meeting.