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Occupy L.A. to rally at school board meeting

October 18, 2011 |  7:58 am

Occupy Los Angeles protesters plan to join forces with the teachers union to protest education cuts
Occupy Los Angeles protesters who have set up camp in front of City Hall for the last two weeks say they plan to join forces with the Los Angeles teachers union Tuesday to protest teacher layoffs and other education cuts.

They plan to meet with members of United Teachers Los Angeles at 3:45 p.m. at City Hall and march to the Los Angeles Unified School District headquarters to rally outside the scheduled 4 p.m. meeting of the Board of Education.

A statement on the Occupy Los Angeles website notes the problems of rising class sizes, layoffs of counselors and the closing of school libraries; it accused the district of setting schools up for failure in order to privatize them.

The Occupy movement started in New York on Wall Street to protest corporate greed and other concerns.


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Photo: An Occupy L.A. protester outside City Hall on Saturday. Credit: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times