Public demonstrations, marches and rallies planned for May 1, 2012 in Los Angeles.
LAX workers – Over 1,000 union members will rally inside the Tom Bradley International Terminal and then march east on to Century Blvd to Avion St. Streets will be closed.
The closure will last between Noon and 4pm. Travellers should add an extra hour of drive time to arrive at the airport to catch departing flights.
- Century Blvd will be closed between Airport Blvd and the Central Terminal Area as part of a planned May Day protest by SIEU 1877.
- Traffic on westbound Century will be diverted to nortbound Airport Blvd, westbound 96th and northbound Vicksburg to the Departures and Arrivals Levels.
- All other entrances will remain open.
- Traffic leaving the airport will be diverted on to Sepulveda Blvd.
Other Street Closures for Downtown LA May Day Protest
- Olympic between Hill Street and Main Street
- 1st between Hill and Spring
- 2nd between Hill and Broadway
- 3rd between Spring and Brodway
- 4th betweeen Hill and Broadway
- 5th between Spring and Broadway
- 6th between Hill and Broadway
- 7th between Hill and Spring
- 8th between Spring and Broadway
- 9th between Hill and Broadway
The following streets will be closed:
- Assembly Area (6am):
- Broadway between 11th and Olympic
- Rally Area (6am):
- Broadway between 1st and Temple
- March Route (9am):
- Broadway between 9th and 1st
See maps below
Occupy L.A. is currently executing its “4 Winds” caravan of cars and bicycles for the nationwide General Strike, which started from the north, south, east and west corners of L.A. and will converge later today in Downtown L.A. The South Wind caravan launched from Cal State Dominguez Hills in Carson, the West Wind at Wilshire Boulevard and Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica, the North Wind at Panorama High School in the San Fernando Valley, and the East Wind at Cesar Chavez and Atlantic Avenue in Monterey Park.
In “a day without the 99 percent,” Occupy is calling for supporters to shirk responsibilities in work, chores and school and avoid shopping or banking transactions.
Watch livestream video of the Occupy L.A. demonstrations below.
- A “feeder march” organized by Rise Up L.A. protesting the “Prison Rebellion Complex” and honoring “the beginning of the L.A. Rebellion” will join the South Wind, beginning at Florence and Normandie. Protesters will gather at 41st Street and Central Avenue, then head to Figueroa Street and Exposition Boulevard prior to a 2:30pm rally at 6th and Main streets. A larger 7pm rally is planned at Pershing Square.
- Additionally, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles advocates will march for jobs, education and world peace starting at 2pm at Olympic and Broadway. Protesters will meet at 1pm, then head north on Broadway an hour later and stop at Broadway and 1st for a 3:30pm rally.
Metro Bus service will experience detours in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday, May l due to planned marches for National May Day Protest.
Regular Metro Bus and Metro Rail service during the May Day national protest. However, some Metro Bus service in downtown Los Angeles will be detoured and experience delays between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.
The following bus lines are subject to detours depending on street closures: 2, 4, 10(48), 14(37), 16, 316, 18, 20, 28, 30, 33, 40, (42), 45, 51 (52), 53, 55, (355), 60, 62, 66, 70, 71, 76, 78, 79, 81, 83, 84, (68), 90, 91, 92, 94, 96, 439, 442, 460, 487, (489) 720, 728, 730, 733, 740, 745, 760, 794, 910.
For more information on routes and schedules call (323) GO-Metro or (323) 466-3876 or visit Metro’s trip planner at www.metro.net
All Metro rail lines (Metro Red/Purple Line, Metro Blue Line, Metro Green, Metro Expo and Metro Gold Lines) will run on normal schedules.