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Education protesters try to block traffic in Northridge

March 4, 2010 |  6:51 pm

Police shut down Reseda Boulevard near Nordhoff Street Thursday afternoon near Cal State Northridge after protesters tried to march against oncoming traffic, authorities said.

The protesters were rallying as part of a nationwide day of action to call attention to budget cuts in education. The group was going against traffic, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

"The officers were just trying to contain them and direct them to the correct path of travel," LAPD Officer Rosario Herrera said.

She said the crowd appeared to be breaking up shortly after 6:30 p.m. and that there were no reports of arrests.

-- Robert J. Lopez