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The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to censure Councilmembers Gil Cedillo and Kevin de León, as well as former Councilmember Nury Martinez, for racist and incendiary comments made on a leaked recording.
The vote appeared to mark the first time the City Council censured one of its own members — a move that carries no legal weight but adds to the public pressure on Cedillo and De León to resign. Martinez stepped down two weeks ago.
Police officers cleared about two dozen protesters — who were shouting and demanding the two council members resign — from the council floor before the vote. The police issued a dispersal order to empty the room, a tactic usually served for handling large street protests.
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