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L.A. council blocks rent freeze, triggering protests

May 22, 2010 3:00:00 AM - latimes.com
Police clear unruly crowd after demonstrators disrupt meeting. Lawmakers' 10-5 vote cleared the way for a 3% increase on July 1.

The Los Angeles City Council on Friday effectively scuttled a proposed four-month freeze on rent increases in the city, igniting a chaotic protest by tenant rights advocates inside the City Hall chambers that led to three arrests.

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