Roads closed, traffic gridlock likely for May Day protests
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.
-- Angel Jennings and Shelby Grad