What's Next for Occupy LA?

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Lawyers for demonstrators have asked a federal court to prevent Mayor Villaraigosa and LAPD Chief Charlie Beck from closing down Occupy LA. In October, the Mayor welcomed the encampment and the City Council endorsed its goals. But last week, the Mayor said the occupation was "unsustainable," and declared it illegal at one minute past midnight this morning. But many protesters wanted to stay. This afternoon, lawyers for Occupy LA asked a federal judge to stop the eviction on the ground that Chief Beck and Mayor Villaraigosa exceeded their authority. (In addition to our three guests, we head from KCRW's Saul Gonzalez, who spoke to Grant Collette and Clair Moss.)

Credits

Guests:
Antonio Villaraigosa - former Los Angeles mayor running for governor - @antonio4ca, Marc Cooper - University of Southern California - @marc_cooper, Clark Davis - Occupy LA

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Anna Scott, Karen Radziner, Frances Anderton