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July 1, 1987 | United Press International
A C-130 Hercules cargo plane skimming the ground in a daredevil demonstration crashed and burst into flames today, killing five people and narrowly missing a grandstand full of horrified civilian spectators. Three of the six Air Force crewmen were killed immediately in the crash, a fourth died later in a hospital, and a soldier on the ground who was taking part in the routine capability demonstration also died, said Capt. Brian Irving at Pope Air Force Base.
February 3, 2011 | By Timothy M. Phelps and Amro Hassan, Los Angeles Times
Mohamed Sami Fahmi started out on the other side of the barricades. When protesters first went into the streets last week to demand changes from Egypt's entrenched, authoritarian leaders, the clean-cut 26-year-old travel guide was with them. But frustrated as he was by high-level corruption, he was more inclined to view President Hosni Mubarak as a fellow victim of officials he had appointed. So when the 82-year-old Mubarak told the nation Tuesday that he would step down this fall at the end of his term, Fahmi thought that was enough.
November 23, 2011 | By Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times
The first outlines of an endgame for Occupy Los Angeles began taking shape as protesters considered a controversial package of incentives to encourage the peaceful resolution of their seven-week demonstration and details emerged of a possible Monday deadline for protesters to leave their City Hall camp. Protesters who have been in negotiations with city officials said that they have asked for an extension of the departure deadline and that officials are considering their request.
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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