Hundreds Gather in Protest in Koreatown Against Proposed Homeless Shelter

Koreatown was flooded with protesters Thursday afternoon marching in hatred for the homeless shelter that city officials have proposed for the neighborhood at a city-owned parking lot at 682 S. Vermont Ave. 

Around 11:30 a.m. hundreds of people blocked traffic and completely shut down Wilshire Boulevard at Normandie Avenue. 

The people who oppose the shelter argue that it sits too close to city businesses and several schools in the area. 

At least 9,000 people have signed a petition opposing the proposed Koreatown shelter along with at least three protests that have already taken place in the neighborhood. 

KFI reporter Andrew Mollenbeck headed down to Koreatown this morning to delve into the issue and will be on John and Ken live today at 3pm to talk about the events that took place during the protest.

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