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May Day March for Immigration Reform and Workers’ Rights

LOS ANGELES | May 1, 2011

Tens of thousands of marchers are expected to gather at 10 a.m. at Broadway and Olympic for a morning program full of entertainment and politics prior to the May Day march for immigration reform and workers’ rights. The march will start at 11:45 a.m. and will proceed northbound down Broadway.

The march ends at Broadway and 1st Street and will conclude with a rally featuring performances and speakers from labor and community groups from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m..

STREET CLOSURES

The following streets will be closed between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday:

Broadway Avenue between Olympic Blvd and Temple Street;

Spring Street between Olympic Blvd and Temple Street;

Hill Street between Olympic Blvd and Temple Street;

1st Street between Main Street and Grand Avenue;

Broadway Avenue between Olympic Blvd and Temple Street;

Spring Street between Olympic Blvd and Temple Street;

Hill Street between Olympic Blvd and Temple Street; and

1st Street between Main Street and Grand Avenue.

On Saturday, the Los Angeles Police Department released a statement saying it will respect the marchers as many have never forgotten the lasting impression of the 2007 march where police dispersed crowds by beating people with batons and firing at them with beanbag rounds. There were no deaths, but hundreds of demonstrators and journalists and 18 officers suffered injuries.

"The right to march, demonstrate, protest, rally or perform other First Amendment activity comes with responsibility which includes respecting the civil and property rights of all others. It is the goal of the Department to facilitate lawful public demonstrations in the City of Los Angeles."

Read the entire article at: May Day March for Immigration Reform and Workers’ Rights

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