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Anti-SB 1070 banners hang from Hollywood Freeway this morning

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Photo by Paulina Gonzalez

Activists hold an anti-SB 1070 banner over the 101 downtown this morning.

Drive-time commuters snaking their way through downtown Los Angeles on the Hollywood Freeway this morning likely saw banners like this one dangling from an overpass. Several activists hung the banners to protest SB 1070, a controversial Arizona anti-illegal immigration law set to go into effect this Thursday, unless it is held up by court challenges. A decision from a federal judge in Phoenix is expected soon.

The banners were hung downtown between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. from the Broadway Avenue, Spring Street and Grand Avenue overpasses. Banner-drop organizers said commuters will see them again between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. tonight and will return daily through Wednesday, with a "major action" is planned for Thursday.

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