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Protester dangles from Century City traffic light

A protester dangles from an overhead traffic light on Avenue of the Stars in Century City on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012.

November 29, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
A protester who attached himself to an overhead traffic light in Century City on Thursday requested to be rescued after his gear malfunctioned.

The demonstration began around 7:30 a.m. There were about 25 people protesting for families facing foreclosure by Deutsche Bank.

The man was dangling from a traffic light on Avenue of the Stars, just south of Santa Monica Boulevard.

Police responded and asked the protester to lower himself down, and he said he would, but when his gear malfunctioned, he was forced to ask for help. A large air bag was deployed underneath the protester in case he fell.

Northbound Avenue of the Stars was closed north of Olympic Boulevard.