Arizona Fires up May 1 Rally in Los Angeles

Arizona Fires up May 1 Rally in Los Angeles

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The crowd for the May 1 march for immigration reform appeared likely to reach the widely predicted 100,000 mark with a chance to grow even larger as crowds of demonstrators streamed into Downtown Los Angeles as the event prepared to proceed.

The theme of this year's May Day demonstration is a general protest against a state law that recently passed in Arizona and allows law-enforcement officers there to question individuals about their immigration status and arrest anyone who cannot prove citizenship or legal residency.

The marchers are expected to proceed to the area around City Hall, where a number of elected officials will address them.

Here are some images from the run up to the march.

Jerry Sullivan is editor of the L.A. Garment & Citizen.
Photos by L.A. Garment & Citizen.