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Animal rights activists to march today in downtown L.A.

August 24, 2013|By Carla Rivera

Activists supporting liberation of all animals from captivity planned to rally in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday.

Participants were expected to gather at Pershing Square at about noon and march along Broadway and Spring streets to Grand Park across from City Hall.

Organizers said marchers will wear blindfolds that will be simultaneously removed as they declare "Our eyes are open to their pain."

The event is set to coincide with similar demonstrations in 33 cities around the world as part of International March for Animal Liberation.

“From food and clothing to entertainment and research, we support the right of all to live without violence and we are declaring that our blindfolds are off and we are no longer blind to injustice,” activist Vida Jafari said.

The Los Angeles event will include music and speeches.


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