Saturday, October 29, 2011

Occupy L.A. Day 29

Day 29 at Occupy L.A. at L.A. city hall.
A wedding ceremony was held on the south steps for Jason Pennell and his bride Narchisha Bricoce.

Saying his vows.

Ring ceremony.

Ring ceremony Occupy L.A. style.

Photos by Ted Soqui

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Ai Weiwei Zodiac Project Heads At LACMA

Artist Ai Weiwei's Chinese zodiac animal heads at LACMA. The twelve animal heads are re-creations of one's that adorned the Yuan Ming Yuan Palace located in Bejing, China back in 1750.
The original heads were looted by Anglo-French troops in the opium wars of 1860, during the destruction of the Yuan Ming Yuan Palace.
Ai Weiwei was detained on a visit to China last April and charged with tax evasion,  he is currently on bail in Bejing where he must remain while on trial.
This is Ai Weiwei's first major public sculpture exhibit.





Photos by Ted Soqui © 2011

Monday, October 24, 2011

Presidential Protest On Wilshire Blvd.

Protestors from Occupy L.A., Ron Paul, and pro-Obama supporters, waited on the corner of Wilshire Blvd. and Highland Ave for President Obama's motorcade to drive by.
The group of about 50 were disappointed, as the President made a last minute change to his route. He decided to stop at Roscoe's Chicken and Waffle house on Pico Blvd. for some food.
Waiting for the President.

Writing a phone number for legal help if arrested.

Om chanting on Wilshire and Highland.

An Obama mama.


Photos by Ted Soqui © 2011

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Occupy L.A. Day 18

Day 18 at Occupy L.A. The nightly general assembly meeting held on the south steps of L.A. city hall.

Occupied at night.
Photo by Ted Soqui © 2011

Monday, October 17, 2011

Occupy L.A. Day 17

Most of Occupy L.A.'s active protesters head down to Long Beach today to support an Occupy Long Beach action. Occupy L.A.'s camp is in recovery mode today, after Saturday's mass rally.

Mike "Peacewalker" Oren on city hall steps.

An address on a city hall tent.

Just sayin'.
Photos by Ted Soqui © 2011

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Occupy L.A. Day 15

Thousands of Angelenos march from Pershing Square, through Bunker Hill, to L.A. city hall. Today is an international day of protest, with hundreds of cities around the globe holding simular Occupy styled demonstrations.

On Broadway.

Marching to Bunker Hill.

Occupy L.A. at city hall.
Photos by Ted Soqui © 2011

Friday, October 14, 2011

Chevy Chase

Chevy Chase at the Clinton Foundation Gala held at the Hollywood Palladium.

Chevy Chase.
Photo by Ted Soqui

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Occupy L.A. Day 13

A small group of Occupy L.A. protesters held a noontime march from L.A. city hall to the Bank of America building in downtown L.A.
They held a small, peaceful, and loud rally on the steps of the giant Bank of America building.

Occupying B of A.

Occupy L.A. at B of A.

The "Dude" conducting in the background.
Photos by Ted Soqui © 2011

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Occupy L.A. Day 12

The L.A. city council voted 11-0 in favor of supporting the Occupy L.A. movement.
Meanwhile in 100 degree heat hundreds of people from Good Jobs L.A. marched to the Royal Federal building in downtown L.A. They were protesting the U.S. Senate's vote against President Obama's American Jobs Act.

Occupy L.A. noontime speaker on the steps of city hall.

Occupying L.A.

100+ degrees, and Good Jobs L.A. marches on.

Biker and bike near city hall.
Photos by Ted Soqui © 2011

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Occupy L.A. Day 11

Day 12 at Occupy L.A. Mostly a slow hot day at LA city hall. Some protesters are getting upset about getting their photos taken, although most are cool with it. Should be interesting by Friday.
Met Lucy Horowitz, a 83 year old protester. She told me she is looking forward to getting arrested for protesting at city hall. Lucy was in the audience when Martin Luther King gave his "I have a dream" speech in D.C. She has been arrested several times for political protesting, mostly during the Viet Nam War era. Lucy also escaped the Nazi occupation of her homeland of Austria.
Saw my friend Damian, he has a huge black eye from a bike accident at cicLAvia, at least he wasn't camera shy.

Camera shy masked protestor at L.A. city hall.

Tree grafitti

Playing a drum in a tree at L.A. city hall.

Lucy Horowitz, 83 years old, not camera shy.

Pauvre cito, Damian and his black eye.
Photos by Ted Soqui © 2011

Monday, October 10, 2011

Occupy L.A. Day 10

Day 10 at Occupy L.A. The tent count is now 269.

Day 10 at Occupy L.A.

Camping at City Hall.

Pumpkin carving contest.

Broadcasting to the net.

Impromtu performance on the city hall lawn.

Needed support.
Photos by Ted Soqui © 2011

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Occupy LA Protest In L.A.'s Financial District

A couple of thousand protesters, including union members and Occupy LA protesters, marched in to L.A.'s financial district. The march weaved it's way through several banking institutions located on Bunker Hill, and stopped at the Bank of America on Figueroa and 7th.
Several protesters made their way in to the bank for a sit-in protest, and were arrested by L.A.P.D.

Marching at Bunker Hill.

Marchers at Citibank.

Angelenos watching the march on Figueroa.

Bank workers watching the protest at Figueroa and 7th st.

Protester arrested at Bank of America on Figueroa and 7th st.
Photos by Ted Soqui © 2011

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Faces Of Occupy L.A.

The faces of Occupy L.A. at city hall on a rainy day.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2011

Occupy LA Portraits - Images by Ted Soqui

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Nicole Alvarez

Nicole Alvarez, former girlfriend of Dr. Conrad Murray, walking on Temple Street after testifying in court. She actually stated in court "maintaining my instrument," she being the instrument , was her fulltime job.
Alvarez's home address was used by Dr. Murray to receive packages of Propofol, the anestesia that killed Michael Jackson.

Nicole Alvarez dogged by TMZ.
Photo by Ted Soqui © 2011

Occupy L.A. Day 4

L.A. City Councilmen Eric Garcetti and Bill Rosendahl give their support to the Occupy LA movement. Both of them spoke briefly to a small crowd of protesters, many of whom spent the last couple of nights sleeping in front of LA City Hall.
Councilman Rosendahl said he would enter an official resolution to support the Occupy LA movement, during Wednesday's council meeting.

Occupy LA.

Occupy LA.

LA City Councilman Eric Garcetti speaks to the Occupy LA protesters.

LA City Councilman Bill Rosendahl shakes hands with a Occupy LA protester.

Occupy LA.
Photos by Ted Soqui © 2011