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A teenager has been pinned to the ground by officers after she was forcibly removed from a house alongside her mother amid violent protests in Los Angeles

Housing rights activists faced off with California Highway Patrol officers in the El Serena area on Wednesday night, where vacant Caltrans-owned homes were being occupied by squatters.

Video footage circulating on Twitter shows the teenage girl being forcibly carried from a property by two officers. 

Protesters can be heard shouting at the officers, calling them ‘nasty’.

A teenager has been pinned to the ground by officers after she was forcibly removed from a house alongside her mother amid violent protests in Los Angeles

A teenager has been pinned to the ground by officers after she was forcibly removed from a house alongside her mother amid violent protests in Los Angeles

A teenager has been pinned to the ground by officers after she was forcibly removed from a house alongside her mother amid violent protests in Los Angeles

Video footage circulating on Twitter shows the teenage girl being forcibly carried from a property by two officers

Video footage circulating on Twitter shows the teenage girl being forcibly carried from a property by two officers

Video footage circulating on Twitter shows the teenage girl being forcibly carried from a property by two officers

Street Watch LA condemned the incident on Twitter: 'Tonight in El Sereno, CHP evicted a mom and child reclaiming rightful public land'

Street Watch LA condemned the incident on Twitter: 'Tonight in El Sereno, CHP evicted a mom and child reclaiming rightful public land'

Street Watch LA condemned the incident on Twitter: ‘Tonight in El Sereno, CHP evicted a mom and child reclaiming rightful public land’

The girl is pinned to the ground and placed in handcuffs before being carried off to a police vehicle. 

Street Watch LA condemned the incident on Twitter: ‘Tonight in El Sereno, CHP evicted a mom and child reclaiming rightful public land. 

‘They dragged a CHILD from her home, pinned and arrested her. This is how @CaltransHQ @CHPsouthern treat families in need of shelter.’ 

The CHP last night went door to door removing people who were illegally occupying the homes along Sheffield Avenue. 

Around 100 officers responded to the neighbourhood, according to a report in ABC 7. 

Protesters faced off with officers in riot gear, who took several people into custody. 

Protesters faced off with officers in riot gear, who took several people into custody. Protest is pictured above

Protesters faced off with officers in riot gear, who took several people into custody. Protest is pictured above

Protesters faced off with officers in riot gear, who took several people into custody. Protest is pictured above 

Demonstrators cited the government’s stay-at-home order to prevent the spread of coronavirus as one of the reasons to stop the evictions from going ahead.   

Caltrans, or the California Department of Transportation, bought the homes with the intention of demolishing them to make way for the 710 freeway, but plans stalled in 2018. 

Activist group Reclaiming Our Homes started illegally occupying Caltrans-owned homes in the area in March. 

Source: | This article originally belongs to Dailymail.co.uk

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