City Council Meeting Canceled As Protesters Fill The Chambers


Wednesday’s Los Angeles City Council meeting never got underway as protesters filled the chambers for a second day, leading to an early adjournment.

The protesters again screamed that the meetings should not occur until council members Nury Martinez, Gil Cedillo and Kevin de Leon resigned.

“Colleagues, we’ve lost quorum, so… all items will be continued until Friday,” Council President pro-tempore Mitch O’Farrell said toward the conclusion of the meeting. “This meeting is adjourned.”

Protesters continued to boo and chant as the city council members left the chambers, as O’Farrell said council matters would be continued Friday.

O’Farrell attempted to start the meeting multiple times, urging the protesters to allow for formal public comments to be made.

Their chants continued for more than 30 minutes, until O’Farrell made his way to the podium to adjourn the meeting.

Protesters have gathered outside of City Hall and outside the homes of the council members involved in the recently leaked audio recording, have occurred since Saturday night, when portions of the audio were revealed.

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