Security fencing was erected around the perimeter of Union Station in Downtown Los Angeles on Sunday to provide protection for the Hollywood elite and their Academy Award ceremony. The red carpet, and the dazzling celebs who walked it, were well secured from the general public.
Union Station was cordoned off with fencing, and the entrances were also blocked, with security guards and additional measures.
The Post Millennial reported that Union Station is typically home to a high-population of homeless people. Yet the City of Los Angeles forced those city dwellers to move from their temporary digs in order to make room for the Oscars. The city moved the homeless under the alleged threat of destroying their belongings if they failed to comply.
Police amply protected the celebs who stood on stage in designer gowns and suits to decry American law enforcement. On tall heels and with resounding voices, actors and artists used their platform to speak against the very institution that was protecting them from the greater homelessness of LA. Of those who spoke about police, Tyler Perry was the only one with kind words, saying "I refuse to hate someone for being a police officer."
The fenced in Hollywood celebrities have also been extremely vocal in the past about their distaste for the wall along the US Mexico border, but have yet to condemn the walls they are using tonight for their own protection.
In 2019, Academy Award winning director Barry Jenkins slammed former President Trump for his border wall policies at the annual National Board of Review Awards, Breitbart News reported.
"No walls. No borders. F*** him," said Jenkins.
As of Sunday night, no celebrities have spoken out against the walls around Union Station, but they had no issue taking to the stage to give acceptance speeches attacking police officers.