Benjamin Ramirez smiled and spoke the only English he knew: “Thank you very much.”Looking at a group of news cameras and residents, Ramirez kept his smile as he received a check for $1,000 Thursday to help repair his wooden cart and replace the items he lost a week ago when a bearded man pushed his cart over, spilling ears of corn, fruit syrup and chips on a Hollywood street. Ramirez recorded the July 17 incident on his cellphone.
HOLLYWOOD CA JULY 25, 2017 -- Benjamin Ramirez 24, the street vendor who cart was over turned in Hollywood, Ca. He is being interviewed by local media as supporters arrive near the location where the confrontation took place. (Francine Orr/ Los Angeles Times)HOLLYWOOD CA JULY 25, 2017 -- Benjamin Ramirez 24, the street vendor who cart was over turned in Hollywood, Ca. He is being interviewed by local media as supporters arrive near the location where the confrontation took place.
Benjamin Ramirez took his cellphone and began recording his encounter with a bearded man who demanded he move his food cart off a Hollywood sidewalk. “Move the cart, or I’m going to move it myself,” the man said in Spanish. Up to that point, he told the bearded man several times he had room to pass. The man, who was with a woman, was walking his dog.
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