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Protest march to close some downtown L.A. streets

November 17, 2011 |  7:00 am

A protest march scheduled for today in downtown Los Angeles will shut down some streets in the financial district during the morning rush hour, officials said.

The protest is part of the labor group Good Jobs LA's "National Day of Action," supported by Occupy Los Angeles protesters and other groups.

Protesters are planning to meet at Bank of America Plaza at 333 S Hope St. and march to the corner of Figueroa Street and 4th Street., where they expect to "shut down the intersection," according to a news release from demonstration organizers

The Los Angeles Department of Transportation issued a traffic advisory for the march, which is scheduled to start from Grand Avenue between 3rd and 4th streets at 7:30 a.m. It is set to travel southbound on Grand, turning at 5th Street, continue west on 5th and then head north on Figueroa to 4th Street, ending at about 8:20 a.m.


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Photo: A masked protester holds up a flower at the Bank of America Plaza. Credit: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times