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Join Mayor Tony and Speaker Fabian in LAPD Protest
Feel like returning to the scene of the crime with the Mayor of LA and help him protest his own police force?
This evening at 5:30pm at the Immanuel Presbyterian Church at Wilshire Boulevard and Berendo Street there will be a short town hall meeting followed by a 10-block march to MacArthur Park where there will be a rally to denounce the LAPD behavior during the infamous Mayday Melee.
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez, and even LAPD Chief William Bratton are all expected to be there. However instead of marching, Chief Bratton will be at the LAPD "assembly area".
If you were hoping to get a rubber bullet autographed by Deputy Chief Cayler "Lee" Carter Jr., you will have to look else where as he probably wont be in attendance. He was the ranking officer at the park earlier this month when the rubber bullets and night sticks started flying at women, children, reporters, and peaceful protesters. Carter has chosen to retire instead of facing a demotion and an investigation.
According to KNBC here's what you should know about transportation around the park this evening:
Due to street closures related to the events, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority will re-route 14 bus lines operating on and around Wilshire Boulevard between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. The affected bus lines are 18, 20, 21, 26, 51, 52, 200, 201, 204, 209, 352, 603, 720 and 754, according to Metro officials. Signs will be posted at affected bus stops to inform riders when and where the buses will be detoured.
After the jump, a reminder of what May 1 at MacArthur Park was like...Video by GameJew, AP photo by Reed Saxon