I thought Democrats hate walls and fences?
Well, it looks like they’re all for fences when it comes to protecting the elite.
The city of Los Angeles has been reportedly kicking out homeless from an encampment close to Union Station so they could portray a glamorous image for the Oscars
The city also put up fences around Union Station to keep homeless people from entering the event.
So basically Hollywood endorses fences only when it fits their best interest and they really don’t care about social issues considering their city has one of the highest homeless rates in the world but no stars are doing anything about it except hide it.
— New York Post (@nypost) April 26, 2021
For you kids keeping score from home: Our compassionate @LACityCouncil & @MayorOfLA have erected a fence around #UnionStation, to keep the homeless out of camera frame for #Oscars. And they're sweeping them off the bridges, spraying bleach. cc @BillFOXLA pic.twitter.com/TOsxSQCkWw
— the barsh-is-infrastructure consulting co. (@EmilyTVproducer) April 23, 2021
'Homeless ordered out of LA's Union Station ahead of tonight's Oscars and warned their belongings would be DEMOLISHED if they tried to stay' https://t.co/l64lQquR4r
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) April 25, 2021
The New York Post added more to the story:
he city of Los Angeles allegedly kicked homeless people out of an encampment next to this year’s Academy Awards venue to present a glitzy “image” while in the national spotlight, according to a report Sunday.
Scores of homeless people — many living in tents near the Union Station building in Downtown L.A. — were allegedly threatened and ordered to leave in the days leading up to the star-studded event, according FOX 11 Los Angeles.
“They came to us about a week ago saying that we had to move by Friday 6 p.m. because they were trying to clean up for the Oscars,” a homeless man identified a DJ told the station. “They told us if we didn’t move, they were gonna just demolish our stuff and [that] if you have warrants we’re gonna take you to jail.”
“They were coming and harassing us three or four times a day…They forced us to go to the Grand Hotel on 3rd and Figueroa and they kicked everybody out of Union Station so it looks better for the image.”
When they made the homeless folks leave union station because it didnt look good to have them around.
And by favorite i mean, absolutely most awful part of the Oscars.
Actually the whole thing is trash.
— Blu (@Blumaeby_) April 26, 2021
The ironic part of it all is that the film that got Best Picture at the Oscars is a movie about a woman who is homeless.
— Peter Daou (@peterdaou) April 26, 2021
Fox 11 had more details to contribute:
For the first time in its history, the 93rd Academy Awards is being held at Union Station in Downtown Los Angeles.
It’s an area that is plagued by homelessness. But come Oscar Sunday, the homeless will not be seen anywhere near Union Station.
“They came to us about a week ago saying that we had to move by Friday 6 p.m. because they were trying to clean up for the Oscars and they told us if we didn’t move, they were gonna just demolish our stuff,” says DJ, a man living in a tent in downtown Los Angeles.
DJ says the city did offer an option.
“They forced us to go to the Grand Hotel on 3rd and Figueroa and they kicked everybody out of Union Station so it looks better for the image,” says DJ.