Protestors Disrupt Los Angeles City Council Meeting, Demand Resignation

A group of protestors chanted in the chamber of Los Angeles City Council in an attempt to disrupt the meeting on Tuesday.

Protesters demanded resignation of the council members, including Kevin de Leon, leave their positions.

The Los Angeles City Council has dominated headlines for the past two weeks for the wrong reason — racism.

Three members of the LA City Council and a top union leader were caught on a leaked audio tape from October 2021 making racist remarks about the Black, Hispanic and Indigenous communities.

Ron Herrera, head of the LA County Federation of Labor, resigned from his post, as did council president Nury Martinez.

Martinez criticized the Black son of white council member Mike Bonin, calling the boy “ese changuito,” which in Spanish means “that little monkey.”

She also called Indigenous immigrants from the Mexican state of Oaxaca “tan feos,” or “so ugly,” and referred to Oaxacans as “little, short dark people.”

Two other council members — Kevin de Leon and Gil Cedillo — were stripped of their committee seats but remain in their posts despite a public outcry for both men to resign.

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