On-Field Protesters at Dodgers Game Highlight Controversial Origins of Ballpark

There were echoes of the controversial origins of Dodger Stadium during a game on September 15, as protesters took to the field carrying signs with the names of Mexican-American communities that were cleared to make way for the ballpark in the 1950s.

Various social media posts showed the protesters carried signs saying Bishop, La Loma, and Palo Verde – three communities that once made up the Chavez Ravine area, where Dodger Stadium now stands.

A sign reading “Not Chavez Ravine” was also seen hanging from a stand.

Two of the three on-field protesters can be seen being tackled by security in this video posted by Twitter user @DealinRugs. Other footage showed one of the protesters being escorted out of the stadium.

The Dodgers defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks on the night, 5-3. Credit: @DealinRugs via Storyful

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