Anti-Zionist protesters blocking the entrance to the Israeli consulate on Wilshire Boulevard today broke up after LAPD chief William Bratton showed up and intervened. The Jewish Journal posted video and a story:
At 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, six people from the International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network chained themselves together using piping chain-link to blockade the entrance to the Israeli Consulate building on Wilshire Boulevard on Los Angeles’ Westside.
Police quickly closed the boulevard to traffic, and employees of the building, at 6380 Wilshire, were told not to come to work.
The protesters carried signs and wore T-shirts pronouncing the consulate closed due to “war crimes.”
Over the next two hours, about 40 additional protesters from the same group marched and chanted in front of the building demanding an end to the Israeli offensive in Gaza.
Los Angeles Police Chief William J. Bratton arrived on the scene soon after the protest began and personally demanded the group unchain themselves and end the blockade of the building. To avoid arrest, the group complied.
While we're talking protests: The Animal Liberation Front claims to have defaced the home of deputy mayor Jimmy Blackman's parents. L.A. Daily