Los Angeles Business Journal

Lesson of Occupy LA: Protests Are Expensive

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The City of Los Angeles continues to wrestle with the financial implications of its decision to allow Occupy L.A. protesters to camp out on the City Hall lawn for two months last fall. Southern California Public Radio reports that officials are struggling with how to pay for the nearly $5 million it cost to accommodate and later evict protesters when the city already is facing significant cuts in programs and services.