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. logo72-640-10-10-2014-10-29-29-PM1

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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