Dozens of Black Lives Matter activists gathered at the house of Mayor of L.A. Eric Garcetti, who Biden is reportedly considering for Secretary of Transportation. Demonstrators demanded that Garcetti be removed from any consideration for a cabinet position, saying “Black folks got Biden in and we can get him the fuck out.”
Activists point out the blotted record of Garcetti, including quotes in which he stated that more homelessness is an indicator that an economy is doing well, as well as his brutal response towards protesters during the George Floyd Uprising.
Dozens of LAPD officers were observed on the scene with riot gear, as well as a low-flying helicopter moving over Garcetti’s house and the scene of the protest. Demonstrators dispersed soon after the police arrived to draw lines.