Full Rights for Immigrants Protest March in Hollywood Tomorrow
A.N.S.W.E.R. LA is holding a march tomorrow in Hollywood at Hollywood & Vine starting at 12 noon that is expected to bring out 15,000 people. (if you go, please take public transit). If you know nothing of the organization, take a hint from their long acrynym: Act Now to Stop War & End Racism.
If the above video looks familiar, you might remember it from last year's Hollywood protest of the Minutemen. on July 8, 2006. A.N.S.W.E.R. LA held a counter protest and this was one of the unfortunate and ugly outcomes that should not have happened. It did not garner as much attention as MacArthur Park or the other Hollywood LAPD YouTube video, but it looks just as bad.
Let's be peaceful folks (that includes you too law enforcement peeps) and if you live or need to travel through Hollywood tomorrow, plenty traffic info can be found after the jump.
From a Department of Transportation Press Release:
LOS ANGELES DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ANNOUNCES STREET CLOSURES AND DASH REROUTING FOR IMMIGRATION MARCH THIS SUNDAY
LOS ANGELES (June 22, 2007)--The City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation
(LADOT) has issued a street closure advisory for the Full Rights for Immigrants protest march, scheduled for Sunday, June 24, 2007. Since congestion may be severe, motorists are encouraged to avoid the entire area if possible.
Temporary parking restrictions will be in effect beginning Sunday at 6:00 a.m. The following stops on the DASH Hollywood route will not be served Sunday:
* Hollywood Blvd. at Vine St.
* Hollywood Blvd. at Cahuenga Blvd.
* Hollywood Blvd. at Wilcox Ave.
* Hollywood Blvd. at Whitley St.
* Whitley St. at Yucca St.
Commuters in the Hollywood area can visit http://trafficinfo.lacity.org/ for real-time traffic information prior to traveling in the Hollywood area between the hours of 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. Traffic in the area may be affected until into the evening hours.
"We want to be sure pedestrians, bicyclists and vehicle operators alike are aware of what streets will be closed so they can safely navigate the Hollywood area," said LADOT Assistant General Manager Iris I. Ingram.
The march begins in Hollywood at Hollywood Blvd. and Vine St., traveling westbound on Hollywood Blvd. to Cahuenga Blvd.; southbound on Cahuenga Blvd. to Sunset Blvd.; westbound on Sunset Blvd. to Schrader St.; northbound on Shrader Blvd. to Hollywood Blvd.; and westbound again on Hollywood Blvd. to the disbanding area at Hollywood Blvd. and Orange Dr. The march is scheduled to end at 7:00 p.m. Appropriate signage will be posted along the entire route. The street closures for this march were approved by the Los Angeles City Police Commission.
Real-time traffic reports are a product of LADOT, innovators of Automated Traffic Surveillance and Control System (ATSAC) technology.
LADOT is dedicated to moving Los Angeles forward as quickly and safely as possible. Drivers, bus riders, bicyclists and pedestrians are encouraged to visit LADOT's web site at: http://www.lacity.org/LADOT for information about an array of transportation services including DASH, Commuter Express and bikeways.