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Early Tallies Show Light Turnout for Immigration Marches

By Eric Richardson
Published: Friday, May 01, 2009, at 02:50PM
May Day March Eric Richardson [Flickr]

The "Full Rights for Immigrants" march passes 1st street as it nears its destination on Broadway near Temple.

Early LAPD estimates placed the crowd for Downtown's earliest May Day immigration march at 2,000 - 3,000 this afternoon, far less than the numbers organizers had been hoping for. The permit application turned in by the "Full Rights for Immigrant Workers" march listed an estimated turnout of 25,000.

The first of five marches scheduled to travel through Downtown Los Angeles today, the group started its journey up Broadway at 1:30pm, arriving at its destination near Temple street around an hour later.

LAPD estimates for a second march slated to make its way up Broadway had that assembly at roughly 600 marchers. It is scheduled to come up Broadway before turning east and ending next to a Downtown federal building.


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