CHP removes squatters from homes owned by Caltrans

Squatters were evicted and some were detained Thursday morning by authorities after being removed from abandoned Caltrans-owned homes in the El Sereno area as dozens of protesters surrounded officers as they took the illegal tenants into custody.

The eviction drew protesters in the area Wednesday night.

On the night of Nov. 25, the California Highway Patrol responded to a vacant home owned by Caltrans near the intersection of Lowell Avenue and Poplar Boulevard. As the eviction was taking place, a large group of demonstrators crowded the law-enforcement officers.

It was unclear how many people were removed from the home or were detained.

CNS contributed to this report.

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