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Immigration-rights protesters close down Wilshire Boulevard

July 29, 2010 | 10:44 am

Immigration-rights protesters blocked Wilshire Boulevard in a protest over Arizona's controversial immigration law.

About 200 demonstrators laid down on Wilshire at Highland Avenue at about 10 a.m., blocking traffic on both major streets.

The Los Angeles Police Department was on scene, but it was unclear whether officers were going to arrest the demonstrators.

The protest is the latest in L.A. to criticize Arizona's immigration law. Last month, demonstrators blocked traffic in downtown L.A. and in Westwood.

Organizers from Todos Somos Arizona released a photo showing the Wilshire Boulevard protest.

-- Andrew Blankstein

Photo: Protesters with the group We Are All Arizona lay in the street blocking traffic at the intersection of Highland Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles. Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times


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