Occupy L.A. keeps economic protest alive outside City Hall
Protesters fed up with Wall Street's practices and influence woke up Monday to their third morning of camping outside Los Angeles City Hall.
Some of the approximately 100 activists planned to head across the street to join the throng outside the courthouse where Michael Jackson's personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, is on trial.
Members of Occupy Los Angeles, as their group is called, said they hoped to attract more media attention to their cause, which draws its inspiration from the Occupy Wall Street protest in New York.
The movement generally takes issue with corporate influence on government.
Police and protesters said the second night of the sleep-in had gone by without incidents or arrests.
Protester Sean Tallen, 30, estimated that 150 to 200 people spent Sunday night on the sidewalk outside City Hall.
"Time will tell, and we'll see how big this gets," Tallen said.
-- Abby Sewell
Photo: Johanna Rivera of Arcata relaxes Saturday in her tent on the City Hall lawn. Credit: Christina House / For The Times