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Street Closure Heads-Up: Saturday Immigration March on Broadway

By Eric Richardson
Published: Friday, October 09, 2009, at 12:39PM
May Day March Eric Richardson [Flickr]

The May 1 "Full Rights for Immigrants" march passes 1st street while traveling north on Broadway.

The Civil Rights for Immigration Coalition will be holding another "Full Rights for Immigrants" march up Broadway on Saturday, and the City will be closing the street and all cross-streets while participants pass by.

In its application to the City, organizers said they expect 5,000 marchers. For the group's May 1st march, they listed 25,000 participants and only got roughly one-tenth of that.

The 2006 Full Rights for Immigrants march brought 500,000 people to the Downtown streets, but attendance at more recent events has had little semblance to that march.

Participants will assemble at Olympic and Broadway at 10am, and the march is scheduled to begin at noon. It will travel north to Temple, where there will be stages and a rally.

Traffic impacts on east-west streets should be heaviest between 11:45am and 2pm.

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