How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

American snapshot: May Day downtown, today

Photo by Mae Ryan/KPCC

A protester wheels "aliens," including an E.T. doll, down the street in downtown Los Angeles, May 1, 2012

KPCC's Mae Ryan has been in downtown L.A. this afternoon snapping photos of various protesters as a series of May Day marches converge, including an immigrant rights march.

This protester wins the prize for creativity. From Mae's notes: "A man carts aliens with shirts that read "I don't want to be an Alien. I want to be legal." We had no idea, E.T. Now you're out.

More on the day's rallies at; also, a post on Multi-American explores the directions in which the immigrant rights movement has gone since the historic May Day rallies of 2006.

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