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Saturday: Immigration March on Broadway

By Eric Richardson
Published: Friday, March 26, 2010, at 05:54PM
May Day March Eric Richardson [Flickr]

The May 2009 "Full Rights for Immigrants" march passes 1st street while traveling north on Broadway.

Another "Full Rights for Immigrants March and Rally" will make its way up Broadway on Saturday, and a full set of street closures will accompany participants as they make their way through Downtown. The march is slated to start at noon, but LADOT will start closing off Broadway at 11am and cross-streets by 11:30am.

In their application to the city, organizers said they expect 10,000 marchers. Garment & Citizen publisher Jerry Sillivan wrote on the website New America Media today that he expects the turnout to be much larger.

"The guess here is that the grassroots will once again take command by turning out in significant numbers, topping the 25,000 mark," Sullivan wrote.

blogdowntown isn't so sure. Immigration marches have uniformly failed to attract significant turnouts since the 500,000 person affairs of 2006. Turnout has consistently been just a fraction of what organizers have expected.

Regardless of turnout, cross-street closures will stretch from Olympic to Temple. Streets will be reopened once the march has passed.


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