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May Day demonstrations to close many downtown Los Angeles streets

Protesters are also expected in other areas and even at LAX. Traffic is likely to be affected.

May 01, 2012|From Los Angeles Times staff reports

Numerous streets in downtown Los Angeles and beyond will be closed Tuesday for May Day marches.

According to the Los Angeles Police Department, the following streets downtown will be affected, beginning as early as 7 a.m. and continuing until 7:30 p.m:

•Broadway between 11th and Temple streets

•Olympic Boulevard between Hill and Main streets

•9th between Hill and Broadway

•8th between Spring and Broadway

•7th between Hill and Spring

•6th between Hill and Broadway

•5th between Spring and Broadway

•4th between Hill and Broadway

•3rd between Spring and Broadway

•2nd between Hill and Broadway

•1st between Hill and Spring

Other marches are planned across the region. One will go from Saticoy Street and Van Nuys Boulevard to the Valley Civic Center, beginning at 8 a.m. Protesters will then take mass transit to join downtown L.A. protesters.

Other demonstrators will march and drive through East Los Angeles and Boyle Heights, also meeting other protesters downtown. A similar arrangement is planned in South Los Angeles. Another protest is scheduled from Santa Monica through Westwood, Beverly Hills and into downtown L.A.

It's unclear what effect the demonstrations will have on traffic.

In addition, Los Angeles International Airport warned that traffic in and out of the main terminal could be slowed by planned protests.

metrodesk@latimes.com

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