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What You Should Know / November 2, 2011

www.latimes.com -- The white marble fountain was built in 1933 and restored in 2006. It is dedicated to Frank Putnam Flint, a United States senator who helped spur construction of the Los Angeles Aqueduct. Since protesters first set up tents outside of City Hall last month, the fountain has served as a kind of symbolic center of camp. It's a common meeting place, and the nightly general assembly meetings are held at its base. During one recent meeting, two demonstrators climbed to the top of the fountain and sat there, meditating. Later, protesters hung a screen on the fountain and projected a documentary movie. To protect the memorials — which had been vandalized with chalk graffiti — city crews installed the fences Tuesday morning, according to a spokesman for Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. The city is OK with the graffiti, so long as it stays on the fences, Villaraigosa spokesman Peter Sanders said. "They're allowed to do that," he said.

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  • 1. Mike C.  |  November 2nd, 2011 at 1:32 am

    Don’t forget, according to the LA Times, #OccupyLA is also harming City Hall’s “Majestic Fig Trees.”


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