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October 18, 2010 | By Barbara Demick, Los Angeles Times
With the seizure of a Chinese fishing boat by Japan last month still roiling relations, thousands of protesters turned out over the weekend in at least three provincial Chinese cities chanting anti-Japanese slogans and, in one case, smashing the windows of a Japanese store. Demonstrators apparently mobilized because of reports that there would be a Japanese protest near the Chinese Embassy in Tokyo. The largest demonstration was in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province.
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.
September 5, 2013 | By Ricardo Lopez
In what organizers expect to be the largest demonstration since last year's Black Friday protests, labor-backed activists are set to rally and march Thursday against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. in downtown L.A., calling for better jobs. The Los Angeles demonstration is part of planned action in 15 cities, organizers said. In addition to seeking better jobs, the protesters are calling for alleged retaliation against outspoken Wal-Mart employees to end. Organizers said workers and their supporters will rally at 11:30 a.m. at Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles.
February 20, 1986
The City Council voted Tuesday night to begin forming the city's first underground-utility district in a 24-block neighborhood in the southern part of the city. The proposed assessment district, which is intended to serve as a demonstration project, is bounded by The Strand, 8th Street, Bayview Drive and 1st Street. The council agreed to begin the legal process of forming an assessment district after reviewing a report from an ad hoc committee on placing utilities underground.
January 14, 2003
On Saturday, the largest antiwar demonstration in Los Angeles since the end of the Vietnam War was held. On Sunday, it was a relief to see a front-page picture about the march, and yet the caption read, "Along with the usual anarchists, socialists and assorted professional protesters were many solid-citizen dissenters, writes columnist Steve Lopez." What is wrong with this? It is opinion. Moreover, it is a misrepresentation of Lopez's opinion. He wrote positively and hopefully about the march, rather than -- as the caption indicated -- disparagingly.
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.
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