Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department facilitated and ensured the safety of participants exercising their first amendment right at the permitted Unite Here Local 11 Rally.
On June 22, 2023, around 3:00 p.m., the LAPD met with a large crowd of peaceful labor union protesters near the intersection of Century Boulevard and Sepulveda Boulevard, close to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The protesters had assembled to voice their concerns and exercise their rights to free expression. Ensuring public safety and maintaining order was paramount to the LAPD’s response while respecting all parties’ rights.
A dispersal order was issued by law enforcement and some protesters chose not to disperse. Approximately 200 peaceful protesters were arrested and given citations for 409PC (failure to disperse) and subsequently released.
The LAPD commends the professionalism and restraint demonstrated by its officers throughout the operation. We extend our gratitude to the community members and residents for their cooperation in this matter.