Friday, May 2, 2008

L.A. May Day March...

Today was May Day, International Worker's Day and local groups organized a march in downtown L.A. to support migrant and worker's rights. This is following up last year's march where LAPD attacked protesters and media. As part of the NLG legal observers program I volunteered to observe this event today (instead of studying for finals).

The Los Angeles Times reported the event as a peaceful one, but with a low turn of about 10,000 people. The march was uneventful for the most part. I share a couple of pictures and videos I took today. For most of the march I was in the back, so I missed the best shots. The rest of the photos here.


Marchers on the street in Downtown LA


LAPD lining up with bicycles at the back of the protest.


LAPD mobile crowd control cart.

Street performers turning the street.