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Roads closed, traffic gridlock likely for May Day protests

Click to enlargeNumerous streets in downtown Los Angeles and beyond will be closed Tuesday as various May Day marches move through the city.

According to the Los Angeles Police Department, the following streets in downtown Los Angeles will be affected, beginning as early as 7  a.m. and continuing until 7:30 p.m:

Broadway between 11th Street and Temple Street

Olympic Boulevard between Hill Street and Main Street

9th Street between Hill Street and Broadway

8th Street between Spring Street and Broadway

7th Street between Hill Street and Spring Street

6th Street between Hill Street and Broadway

5th Street between Spring Street and Broadway

4th Street between Hill Street (Olive Street, if necessary) and Broadway

3rd Street between Spring Street and Broadway

2nd Street between Hill Street and Broadway

1st Street between Hill Street (Grand Avenue, if necessary)

Other marches are planned in neighborhoods across the region. There will be a march Tuesday morning from Saticoy Street and Van Nuys Boulevard to the Valley Civic Center, beginning at 8 a.m. Protesters will then take mass transit to join downtown L.A. protesters.

Protesters will march and drive through East Los Angeles and Boyle Heights, also meeting other protesters downtown. A similar arrangement is planned through South Los Angeles. Another protest is scheduled from Santa Monica through Westwood, Beverly Hills and into downtown L.A. It's unclear how much either of these demonstrations will affect traffic.

In addition, Los Angeles International Airport warned that traffic in and out of the main terminal could be slowed by a planned protest just outside LAX.


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