The Patch Bar Flower Power Protest

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The Patch Bar
The Patch
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The Patch Bar
610 W Pacific Coast Highway
Los Angeles, CA
United States

The Patch Bar was the site of the 1968 arrest of two gay men that inspired the LGBTQ bar patrons and the venue's owner, Lee Glaze, to stage a peaceful "flower power" protest in the Harbor Division Police Station. The unique sit-in was characterized by the act of protestors buying large bouquets of flowers and holding them while occupying the police lobby.
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