Prior to this incident, de León’s presence at the council meeting just hours beforehand stirred up chaos as the public returned for yet another round of protests demanding that he leave the council.

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Council President Paul Krekorian, who has called on de Leon to step down, said in a statement that the councilman, one of his staff members and a volunteer were attacked and he called it intolerable. The Los Angeles Times reported that activists said de Leon was the aggressor.

“This city has endured horrendous division and toxicity in recent months,” Krekorian said. “We need to reject hatred in all of its forms and we need to reject the atmosphere of intimidation, bullying and threats.”

De Leon appeared Friday at his first council meeting since mid-October, setting off a chaotic protest between competing factions in the audience. About a dozen protesters bellowed at de Leon to leave the ornate chamber, while his supporters chanted “Kevin, Kevin.”

Some council members walked out and police ejected two people, fearing they might fight.

The third culprit in the scandal, councilmember Gil Cedillo, lost his reelection bid and his term has since expired. As of now, de León is the only one left swinging fists at the air, fighting to salvage his reputation despite being benched and called to resign by the President.