Elder rushed away following attack
Talk show host and recall candidate Larry Elder was attacked by several protestors with eggs while walking through the Venice neighborhood of Los Angeles on Wednesday.
The Elder campaign had just begun their final leg of their campaign by instituting a statewide “Recall Express” bus tour on Tuesday, with stops in Los Angeles, Venice, Northridge, and Santa Barbara scheduled on Wednesday. His Venice stop was across from the Gold’s Gym, a popular campaign stop for many politicians due to it’s vicinity to many large homeless encampments in the area and many services catering to low-income and homeless people. In the last month, several recall candidates had walked in the exact same place that Elder had been, including Caitlyn Jenner’s first campaign stop after returning from a month-long hiatus in Australia.
Walking with campaign staff, as well as many local officials such as Venice Neighborhood Council Public Health & Safety Committee chair Soledad Ursua and Venice Neighborhood Council Public Health & Safety Committee officer Chie Lunn, Elder was being shown the conditions of the Venice neighborhood when the attack happened.
Several mask wearing protestors came close to Elder and his staff and threw eggs. When confronted, they quickly grew agitated, began hitting members of Elders’ group who confronted them, and proceeded to throw more eggs at Elder. While the protesters grew belligerent and noted, amongst other things, that Elder would not change anything with only a year as Governor, Elder was quickly escorted safely away in an SUV.
By Evan Symon