Traffic Alert: Police Brutality March this Afternoon between Downtown & MacArthur Park

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Detail of Street Closures Map via LADOT
If any traffic from President Barack Obama's visit to USC's campus and Glendale wasn't enough, then here's more. A march from Pershing Square in downtown and ending at MacArthur Park in Westlake will begin at 2 p.m. It's just one of the many protests across the nation for the National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality.

Road closures include 5th Street between Pershing Square and the 110 Freeway and 6th street to MacArthur Park, according to David Markland at blogdowntown. When the rally begins at 5 p.m. in MacArthur Park, roads are expected to be reopened. Vehicles should be able to cross the block streets on Figueroa and Flower.

The event will highlight two recent deaths of people at the hands of the LAPD. In September, officers fatally shot a day laborer in Westlake, prompting community unrest and multiple protests. Earlier this month, police fatally shot a man in the back in Watts.