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Prop 8 Protests Continue Today

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Last night's protest, initially assembled by ANSWER LA, moved from Silver Lake to Hollywood and Highland by 10 p.m., closing down Hollywood Boulevard for some time, and continuing all the way to West Hollywood down Sunset Boulevard via Highland. An estimated 10,000 people took part in the protest, and although there was a definite police presence, no arrests have been reported.

Last night's events mark the fourth consecutive day of protests against the passing of Proposition 8, which was confirmed on Wednesday with a slim margin of victory. Today the protests continue, focusing not only on rallying the support of those already against the prop but also on targeting churches who heavily supported and funded the Yes on 8 campaign, emphasizing a religion-based definition of marriage and the erroneous claim that there exists an alleged danger of homosexuality being "taught" in public schools.

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Here are some of the protests happening today all over Southern California:

East Los Angeles: The Latino/a LGBT Coalition: EQUALITY not H8TE
1 pm in East LA in Lincoln Park, 3501 Valley Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90031
contact: xicano@ymail.com

Los Angeles: Prop 8 Protest
12:00pm - 3:00pm at Los Angeles Catholic Cathedral, 555 W. Temple Street

Lake Forest: Saddleback Church Protest
10:00 AM at Saddleback Church, 1 Saddleback Parkway, Lake Forest, CA
http://saddleback8protest.blogspot.com/

Laguna Niguel:Proposition 8 Protest
10:30am at The LDS Church, 28291 Alicia Parkway, Next to Aliso & Woods Regional Park (map). Bring a handmade poster or a No On 8 Sign.

La Jolla: Prop 8 Protest
11 a.m. at Mormon temple La Jolla, 7474 Charmant Drive, San Diego, CA 92122

If you know of any other gatherings, please share the information in our comments.