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Street vendors gather in Long Beach to honor one of their own, who was killed in Gardena Robbery



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As attacks on street vendors grow in prominence, one organization is working to create a safe space.

The Tianguis Market Foundation was joined by more than 200 vendors in Long Beach on Sunday to memorialize 34-year-old Severino Gutierrez Valez, known to many as “Elias the Fruit Vendor,” who was fatally shot in a robbery in Gardena on Aug. 5.

Phil Ige reports for the KTLA 5 News on Aug. 14, 2022.



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