Protesters gather outside Irvine Co. office, seek rent cancellations


Protesters took to the lawn outside of the Irvine Co. office building in Newport Beach on Friday to express their concerns about economic struggles they face regarding affordable housing.

The novel coronavirus pandemic has resulted in a loss of wages for many people not deemed to be part of the essential workforce.

A group called the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment organized a caravan of about 15 cars that made several trips around the building, honking horns and displaying signs that focused on two messages in particular “Cancel Rent” and “Make Them Pay.”

About a dozen demonstrators took to the lawn in front of the building, some equipped with megaphones. Several read prepared statements, speaking to the hardship faced by low-income and middle-class families who do not feel financially secure.

Ivan Pulpolibri, an artist from the east side of Los Angeles, said the location of the…



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