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August 15, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
Los Angeles police ruthlessly attacked scores of lawful protesters at last year's Democratic National Convention, according to a federal lawsuit, the second such suit in as many weeks. Monday's suit centers on the LAPD's attempt to roust hundreds of demonstrators from an officially designated protest area outside Staples Center Aug. 14 of last year. After coming under rock-throwing attack from a few protesters, police ordered everyone in the area to leave.
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August 10, 2001 | KURT STREETER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Demanding that Los Angeles police change their crowd-control tactics, the ACLU filed a federal lawsuit Thursday, charging that the department illegally and brutally stifled protesters' rights to free speech and assembly at last year's Democratic National Convention and a follow-up demonstration in October.
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July 31, 2001 | AGUSTIN GURZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival wrapped up its fifth year with a tribute Saturday night to the late actor Anthony Quinn, followed by Sunday evening's awards ceremony at Hollywood's Egyptian Theater. Organizers estimated attendance ofat 30,000 during the 10-day event, marked by almost daily protests against actor Edward James Olmos, the festival's producer and artistic director.
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July 23, 2001 | LARRY B. STAMMER, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
In a show of solidarity with Israelis, about 5,000 members of Los Angeles' Jewish community rallied Sunday to reaffirm their support in the face of ongoing violence, economic hardship and demoralization in the Holy Land. The rally was billed as a "people to people" demonstration, rather than a more controversial display of political support for the Israeli government, now led by conservative Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.
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July 4, 2001 | MARTHA GROVES, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
A proposal designed to make schools more hospitable toward gay and lesbian students is sending sparks flying at the annual convention of the nation's largest teachers union, being held this week in Los Angeles. About 400 protesters, many drawn by appeals on conservative Christian radio, turned out Tuesday to denounce the resolution at a peaceful rally across from the Convention Center, where the National Education Assn. is meeting.
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June 16, 2001 | SARAH HALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hundreds of janitors, housekeepers and day laborers gathered downtown Friday in a rally and march to demand immigration reform and greater respect for their work. Labor and political leaders argued for legislation that would grant amnesty to thousands of illegal immigrants, including many who work as janitors. Nearly 2,000 service employees clad in purple T-shirts chanted, beat drums and waved signs reading "Reward Work" to show their support.
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May 31, 2001 | JEAN MERL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Councilman Mike Feuer on Wednesday joined a demonstration outside a North Hollywood gun store that has urged its customers to support Deputy Mayor Rocky Delgadillo, Feuer's opponent in next week's runoff election for Los Angeles city attorney. Flanked by sign-waving supporters, Feuer denounced B & B Sales for displaying, for a time, a "Delgadillo for City Attorney" sign on its marquee and distributing fliers urging a vote for the deputy mayor.
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May 20, 2001 | NEDRA RHONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hundreds of people lined the streets near the Federal Building on Saturday to protest U.S. aid to Israel and to garner support for Palestinian liberation. At 2 p.m, the crowd chanted, "Free Palestine," and waved signs calling for an end to the violence that some Palestinians in the United States said they doubt will end. Some said the recent surge in violence forced them to join the protest.
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April 25, 2001 | MICHAEL KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Armenian genocide. The Turkish government denies it ever happened. But to the throngs of Armenian Americans who marched Tuesday through the streets of Hollywood on the Armenian Day of Remembrance, that denial only fueled their zeal to never forget what occurred during World War I. Blocking parts of Hollywood and Sunset boulevards, thousands chanted slogans, waved flags and walked 1 1/2 miles to honor the 1.
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April 18, 2001 | K. CONNIE KANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Chanting, "Japan, apologize," and "Japan, tell the truth," more than 200 Asian American protesters Tuesday demanded that the Japanese government pull back new history textbooks that they say whitewash Japan's crimes against its neighbors before and during World War II.
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