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By Randy Economy
Los Angeles, CA
May 1, 2010
If your going to be heading to the big rally and protest for Immigrant Rights here in Downtown Los Angeles on Saturday, you need to pay attention to the street closures, and details about this "mega" event.
Here are a couple of things you need to know, from our "peeps" over at the Los Angeles Police Department.
First: Be prepared for lots of people.
Second: Shoes. Wear really comfortable shoes. No high heels, ladies.
Third: Sunscreen. Bring lots of sunscreen and water.
Fourth: Street Closures: The Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) is advising motorists of street closures on Saturday, May 1 because of the "Labor and Immigration March and Rally" that will occur throughout the day.
Street closures and severely impacted traffic flow are expected within the area bounded by Cesar Chavez Avenue to the north, Alameda Street to the east, Pico Boulevard to the south and Hoover Street to the west.
Fifth: Arrival Time. Be EARLY! Participants will begin arriving as early as 6 a.m. on Saturday (today) to the assembly area located on Broadway between 11th Street and Olympic Boulevard.
Depending on the crowd size, which could be anywhere from 100,000 to 500,000 participants, the assembly area could expand north to 9th Street and include Olympic Boulevard between Hill Street and Main Street.
Sixth: Road closures for the assembly will begin as early as 5:45 a.m.
Seventh: The march is scheduled to begin at 11a.m. Depending on crowd size, streets along the route may reopen as early as 1 p.m. or as late as 3 p.m.
Eighth: The disbanding area (Broadway between 1st Street and Temple Street) will remain closed until approximately 6 p.m.
Area commuters can visit http://trafficinfo.lacity.org/ for real-time traffic information and more detailed information on the marchers’ route.