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May Day: On Broadway and Temple Street in Los Angeles

May 1, 2009 |  3:35 pm

Jesus Garcia may need a wheelchair, but he didn’t let that stop him from marching in support of immigrants and workers in downtown Los Angeles.

The 51-year-old Pacoima resident was at the front of the procession as the multitudes moved south along Broadway.  “I’m here to support this with all my heart,” the 52-year-old Garcia said as people cheered and whistled from a second-floor apartment balcony. 

The procession reached Temple Street about 45 minutes later. A band played as speakers addressed the crowd.

-- Robert J. Lopez

Video: Robert J. Lopez / Los Angeles Times

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Photo by Bryan Chan / Los Angeles Times