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Protesters march against Prop. 8 in Hollywood

November 4, 2009 |  8:53 pm
Prop 8 March
More than 200 people are marching north on Vermont Avenue from Santa Monica Boulevard to protest Proposition 8, the measure that banned same-sex marriages in California.

The protest, which grew from about 60 people when it started about 7:30 p.m., was causing traffic jams as police cordoned off adjacent streets, authorities said.

"Traffic is kind of heavy," said Officer Gregory Baek of the Los Angeles Police Department. "Other than that, things are very peaceful."

Many of the marchers, their faces painted in makeup, were decked out in colorful costumes.

The march began at Santa Monica and Vermont. By 8:40 p.m., the protesters were approaching Sunset Boulevard.

--Robert J. Lopez

Photo: Marchers take to the streets against Proposition 8. Credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times