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May Day demonstration leads to arrests 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.

May Day Rally LAX

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Police begin arresting protesters at LAX, working their way down a line of seated rally-goers.

May Day Rally LAX

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Protesters sit Indian-style on the ground, chanting the phrase "Respect at LAX," as police officers look on.

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LAPD begin arrests of May Day protesters at LAX.

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Labor organizers marched from terminal to terminal at LAX on Tuesday.

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The scene at LAX as protesters rally for better working conditions.


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

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May Day in LA: Arrests at LAX, streets shut down downtown

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An occupy protestor moves past police on Hill St in Downtown Los Angeles on May 1st, 2012.

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Immigration activists march in Downtown Los Angeles on May 1st, 2012.

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Nancy Ann Woodruff of Eugene, Ore., welcomes workers from the American Apparel factory to the march at Main and Sixth Streets.

LAX Protest

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Union protesers turned out in force on May Day to object to working conditions at the airport.

LAX Protest

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Police move in to begin to make arrests as activists ignore warnings to disperse on Century and Avion near LAX.

LAX Protest

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Protest leaders plan a sit-in on Century Boulevard and Avion Drive.

May Day Rally 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.

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Police stood guard along the parade route.

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Kimberly Dominguez (left) and Yesena Lopez (second from left) are with the Brown Berets, a Chicano activist group. They joined the march with Occupy members at Main and Sixth.

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Juan Ramos of Los Angeles marches at the vanguard of the May Day parade in Downtown Los Angeles.

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May Day protests in Downtown Los Angeles.

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May Day protests in Downtown Los Angeles.

May Day 2012

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The scene at LAX as protesters rally for better working conditions.

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May Day protests in Downtown Los Angeles.

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Keith Biele of Los Angeles lays out a large Monopoly board fashioned a s a protest sign at the intersection of Broadway and 6th in Downtown Los Angeles.

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May Day protesters gathered in downtown Los Angeles to call for immigrants' rights.

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Occupy protesters at 103rd and S Central making their way to 41st and Central


 

 

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