Anti-Propaganda Protesters Gather Outside Breitbart News Offices in Brentwood
The group aimed to "hold the Trump Administration accountable for its unprecedented assault on the free press."
A group of anti-Trump, anti-propaganda protesters gathered Sunday afternoon outside Breitbart News offices in Brentwood on Sunday.
Scheduled from 1-4 p.m., the protest included people chanting and holding signs that read "Breitbart News = Despicable!" and "Fake News" in a circle with a line over it.
KTLA reporter Eric Spillman captured video of what seemed to be roughly 50-60 protesters outside the offices:
Anti-Breitbart demonstrators rally outside the site's office in Brentwood pic.twitter.com/fOJFJ8NWit— eric spillman (@ericspillman) March 12, 2017
In a Facebook page post, organizers wrote that the protest was aimed to "hold the Trump Administration accountable for its unprecedented assault on the free press."
"Trump's cheering squadron of professional propagandists at Breitbart have kept their location secret — until now: 11999 San Vicente. Demand transparency, protest propaganda!" the post continued. "This protest is to make our voices heard, not to silence Breitbart's. We believe in free speech, free press, and nonviolence, even when we disagree. We are inclusive: all genders, races, ethnicities, religions and political persuasions are welcome."
Indeed, one sign read "Latinos for Trump," implying that some counter-protesters were among the crowd.
BuzzFeed News reporter Brianna Sacks also captured video of the event:
Now: "Propaganda Protest" outside Breitbart's HQ in Los Angeles https://t.co/5ifgbjRVM2— Brianna Sacks (@bri_sacks) March 12, 2017
Breitbart News was first linked to the "alt-right" last April via an article from the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Steve Bannon, a founding member of Breitbart News, was named CEO of Trump's presidential campaign in August and was appointed his chief strategist and senior counselor in November, following the election.