On a late afternoon conference call with the region’s law enforcement leaders, Los Angeles County Sheriff Villanueva told the Los Angeles Blade that there will be a “significant” presence of police and deputies at Sunset Blvd and Crescent Heights are tonight, even though the planned protest was cancelled. The protest coincides with a curfew in West Hollywood starting at 4:00PM
Villanueva told the LA Blade:
“We have already sent from the entire county our emergency operations quite a large group of people to that are specifically for that – so whether they cancelled or not, obviously not all these groups whether they’re engaged in peaceful protest or they’re engaged in organized looting and criminal activity – they’re not communication or coordinating but to the degree they are, they’re not talking to each other all the time so we make the assumption that they will be there so we are there in significant amounts and – that’s West Hollywood station that’s bordering with Hollywood station then we have Beverly Hills not too far away there so we have all three elements are there and ready we can keep the peace and it’s just the local business community there – to defend them.”
This is a developing story….