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

May Day 2012

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

May Day 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.

May Day 2012

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


 

 

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Occupy Education: March 1 protests planned for CA campuses

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Occupy Education will be schooling California college campuses on March 1 with scheduled protests denouncing cuts to higher education and promoting a message that, "education is not for sale."

Dubbed the "National Day of Action," the call for change is detailed on the movement's website:

"We refuse to accept the dismantling of our schools and universities, while the banks and corporations make record profits. We refuse to accept educational re-segregation, massive tuition increases, outrageous student debt, and increasing privatization and corporatization.

They got bailed out and we got sold out. But through nationally coordinated mass action we can and will turn back the tide of austerity.

We call on all students, teachers, workers, and parents from all levels of education —pre-K-12 through higher education in public and private institutions— and all Occupy assemblies, labor unions, and organizations of oppressed communities, to mobilize on March 1st, 2012 across the country to tell those in power: The resources exist for high-quality education for all."

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