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LAPD Preps for Prop 8 Protests Tonight

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At a Prop 8 protest last November (more photos here) | Photo by Tom Andrews/LAist
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After this morning's ruling that gay marriage will remain illegal in California, things outside the California Supreme Court in San Francisco started to get a little out of hand. Locally, the LAPD announced logistics to the media about tonight's permitted protest in Hollywood. They advised reporters of media staging areas, the route and what to do if the march is declared as an unlawful assembly.

It will begin in West Hollywood, where LA County Sheriff's have jurisdiction, and proceed into Hollywood within Los Angeles city limits. The official assembly time is 7 p.m. at San Vicente and Santa Monica boulevards with a march beginning at 8 p.m. following this route:

  • East on Santa Monica Boulevard from San Vicente to Highland Avenue
  • North on Highland Avenue to Hollywood Boulevard
  • West on Hollywood Blvd to La Brea Avenue
  • South on La Brea Avenue to Sunset Boulevard
  • West on Sunset Boulevard back to Santa Monica and San Vicente

There will be plenty of other local protests, including one beginning at noon east of downtown Los Angeles.