Art lovers and patrons descended on Anderson Street and Mission Road last Saturday for exhibition openings at several new galleries that have popped up in the industrial lowlands of Boyle Heights.  But as the art crowd gathered inside brightly illuminated galleries, protesters marched outside on darkened streets, banging on gallery windows and demanding the art spaces move out of the neighborhood, according to the Defend Boyle Heights Facebook page. 

The Defend Boyle Heights Facebook page claims at least two of the galleries were forced to close their opening receptions amid the protests.

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Boyle Heights Beat is a bilingual community newspaper produced by its youth "por y para la comunidad". The newspaper and its sister website serve an immigrant neighborhood in East Los Angeles of just under...

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