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The MacAthur Park rally

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We went to the pro-immigration rally that gathered at MacArthur Park today and skedaddled home to post some photos as the march got under way. How many were there, we're not sure. 15,000? 50,000? 200,000? We couldn't find a decent vantage point to count all the people in white t-shirts.

Mayor Villaraigosa, who organizers had thought might attend, had a great view. LAist learned that he was in a helicopter overhead with Chief Bratton — they might show up at the other end of the march (then again, they might not). So the biggest celebrity on the ground was Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave); we got a pic of him. It's in our Flickr photostream.