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May Day demonstration leads to arrests at LAX



A man flashes the camera a smile as he's led away in handcuffs. Arrests have begun at a May Day rally centered on LAX International Airport.
A man flashes the camera a smile as he's led away in handcuffs. Arrests have begun at a May Day rally centered on LAX International Airport.
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A man flashes the camera a smile as he's led away in handcuffs. Arrests have begun at a May Day rally centered on LAX International Airport.
Police begin arresting protesters at LAX, working their way down a line of seated rally-goers.
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A man flashes the camera a smile as he's led away in handcuffs. Arrests have begun at a May Day rally centered on LAX International Airport.
Protesters sit Indian-style on the ground, chanting the phrase "Respect at LAX," as police officers look on.
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A man flashes the camera a smile as he's led away in handcuffs. Arrests have begun at a May Day rally centered on LAX International Airport.
LAPD begin arrests of May Day protesters at LAX.
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A man flashes the camera a smile as he's led away in handcuffs. Arrests have begun at a May Day rally centered on LAX International Airport.
Labor organizers marched from terminal to terminal at LAX on Tuesday.
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A man flashes the camera a smile as he's led away in handcuffs. Arrests have begun at a May Day rally centered on LAX International Airport.
The scene at LAX as protesters rally for better working conditions.
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LAPD have started arresting May Day demonstrators at Los Angeles International Airport. Protestors staged civil disobedience and blocked an intersection near LAX as part of a May Day strike.

At least 10 protesters planned to get arrested, according to reports. Officials were seen handcuffing and removing people from the crowd this afternoon.

Employees picketed the airport en masse and marched to protest non-union jobs  The airport has not reported any major service disruption as a result of the rally.

Follow our continuing updates on the May Day protests in downtown Los Angeles.

Lisa Brenner can be reached via Twitter @lisa_brenner