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May Day Marches


Coverage of May 1st marches in Downtown Los Angeles.


5:30pm Traffic on May 1, 2009

By Eric Richardson — May 03, 2009 — 3 Comments

On May 1, 2009, six separate immigration marches passed through Downtown Los Angeles, lasting from early afternoon into the evening rush hour. A sequence of images...


May Day March

By Eric Richardson — May 02, 2009 — 4 Comments

Marchers who made their way from Echo Park to Downtown held up red and white cards on Friday afternoon to spell out "Workers First," a creative twist for a day in...


Bus Stop at Hope

By Ed Fuentes — May 01, 2009

An accurate prediction of today’s traffic was made by a bus driver crawling north on Main Thursday afternoon. As she maneuvered past LAPD construction and a DWP...


May Day March

By Eric Richardson — May 01, 2009

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...


May Day

By Eric Richardson — May 01, 2009 — 2 Comments

An hour before the first May Day march is scheduled to start moving, preparations are well underway at the north end of Broadway. Perhaps the first closure of the...


Quiet Broadway

By Eric Richardson — May 01, 2009

Hours before three immigration marches are scheduled to make their way up Broadway, the street was quiet this morning. A scattering of Metro buses made their way...


Immigration Rights March

By Eric Richardson — April 29, 2009 — 17 Comments

On Friday, five different marches will make their way through Downtown, all calling for changes in federal immigration policy. Three will make their way up Broadway...


Out of Service

By Eric Richardson — May 01, 2008 — 1 Comment

Today's marches and the associated street closures were apparently too much for USPS, which decided to take a holiday from mail collection in at least one Historic...


Legalize LA March

By Eric Richardson — May 01, 2008 — 4 Comments

All blogdowntown coverage of today's marches is available in this May 1 topic.

The May Day marches converged Downtown a little after 3pm, with crowds far smaller...


State Fortifications

By Eric Richardson — May 01, 2008

All blogdowntown coverage of today's marches is available in this May 1 topic.

For the second year running, the Ronald Reagan State Building is likely to win the...


Mothers March En Masse

By Ed Fuentes — April 30, 2008 — 9 Comments

May 1st is March Day for Downtown L.A., as four marches set out from three start points, dividing Downtown into four pieces and making sure tomorrow will be an interesting...