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Janitors march in downtown Los Angeles

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Several thousand janitors and supporters have rallied in downtown Los Angeles to demand higher wages as they ready for a possible strike.

Friday's noisy but peaceful demonstration comes a day before a contract between workers and janitorial companies expires.

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The janitors are demanding higher pay, better working conditions and an end to what they call unfair labor practices.

Last week, more than 20,000 unionized janitors authorized a strike if an agreement on a new contract isn't reached. The Los Angeles County Federation of Labor has said it will support a strike, which could come as early as Monday.

The protest is one of several expected in downtown Los Angeles this weekend.

Bernie Sanders supporters will rally Saturday, followed Sunday by a march for immigrant rights and against Donald Trump.