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July 19, 1985 | United Press International
Authorities said Thursday that no charges will be filed in a freak explosion that injured 30 persons, mostly 4-H youths, during a demonstration by an expert explaining the dangers of fireworks. "They don't feel like there was any criminal action of any kind to warrant any type of charges," Fire Chief James Bates said of investigators from the state fire marshal's office. The explosion occurred in a camping area during a demonstration to about 100 persons Wednesday night.
June 18, 1987 | ROBERT GILLETTE, Times Staff Writer
In a public display of national sentiment remarkable for the Soviet Union, more than 1,000 Latvians marched quietly, without police interference, through the heart of Riga last Sunday to commemorate victims of Stalinist repression, according to Soviet and emigre sources.
August 28, 1997
More than 200 people listened to speeches by actor Martin Sheen and officials of the United Farm Workers on Wednesday while demonstrating on Wilshire Boulevard in support of union efforts to organize strawberry pickers. The four-hour demonstration was held to call attention to an organizing campaign aimed at strawberry growers, primarily in Northern California.
November 8, 2008 | Times staff reports
More than 2,000 demonstrators marched through Long Beach on Friday night, protesting the passage of Proposition 8, the ban on same-sex marriage in California. Fifteen people were arrested. The march started about 7:30 p.m. and within an hour had taken over Broadway, with protesters shouting and holding signs with such messages as, "Did we vote on your marriage?" "They're saying, 'What do we want? Equal rights. When do we want them? Now,' "said Katie Moravec, 30, who watched the demonstration from her house near Broadway and Gaviota Avenue.
March 13, 1994
The Latinos of Los Angeles finally came out to the streets to protest the way some conservatives and liberals alike are attacking with racial fury the immigrants of this frontier land. The Valley Edition of the Los Angeles Times did not report this event. The demonstration, which took place on a sunny Feb. 26, was organized by Proposition One Coalition, a network of political, religious and community organizations which have the common objective of reforming the current immigration law and stopping anti-immigrant hysteria of this recessionary time.
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