Venice homeless advocates early Sunday defied the city’s overnight beach curfew, sipping coffee and star-gazing well past the midnight cutoff.
But they failed to draw the attention of police.
A pair of Los Angeles police SUVs lumbered down the shoreline and a law enforcement helicopter flew overhead, but police did not confront several dozen protesters gathered around a portable telescope on a concrete spit leading from the Rose Avenue parking lot to the water. Becky Dennison, an organizer with Los Angeles Community Action Network, said the inaction showed department enforcement of the curfew against homeless people was “discriminatory in nature.”
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