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Occupy L.A. mural at downtown's City Hall could be saved

December 1, 2011 |  4:35 pm

Occupy LA mural
Times reporter Nicole Santa Cruz writes on the L.A. Now blog that city officials are working to determine what do with the large mural that served as a gathering spot for protesters during the Occupy L.A. demonstrations.

The mural, located in the center of City Hall park, was painted on a large plywood structure that was originally meant to protect a historic white marble fountain.

"The mayor's office recognizes that this has historical significance so we're working together to make sure that we come up with a good and appropriate solution," said Olga Garay-English, the executive director of the city's Department of Cultural Affairs.

She said that she received a call from the mayor's office Wednesday afternoon about the mural.

Police broke up the Occupy L.A. demonstration in downtown earlier this week after approximately two months of protest.

You can read the full story at L.A. Now.


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Photo: Police in hazmat suits walk past a mural after dismantling the Occupy L.A. encampment outside City Hall on Wednesday. Credit: Lucy Nicholson / Reuters