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May Day Photo Essay: Relaxed Police

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The difference between last year and this year was night and day. Last year, the police were in riot gear, got injured, shot rubber bullets into crowds full of innocent people including, children, the elderly and reporters live on air (see this video). This year, the LAPD retrained and chilled out... a lot more. By the end of the day, only five people had been arrested.

Earlier May Day Photo Essays include: Portraits, Crowds and images filed while it was happening.