Dear blogging.la Reader:
Thanks for not boycotting the internet or Metroblogging today. Really, we appreciate it.
Now, please drop us a note here in the comments and let us know how the Great American Boycott / Day Without An Immigrant / Protests are affecting your day so far.
Are you the only one in the office? Was traffic bad? Are the streets eerily silent? Are you chilling it at home? Are you silently contemplating organizing your own Minutemen militia? Are you gearing up to attend the protests? Or are you making other plans of any sort in anticipation of the street closures and marches?
In short, let us know what you see going on during this historic day in Los Angeles’ history…
UPDATE (10:14pm): From the comments, Marshall and Pedro reports that Latino business are closed out of solidarity, Don Hosek found traffic to be signigantly lighter, and Red Raven loved the empty buses: “…if this is what it means not to have illegal aliens and having the luxury of services we pay for and don’t get because of the overcrowding… let them find their way back to wherever they come from.” Jennifer reports that she was told the reason some tile layers didn’t show up at her house was because today “is some kind of holiday for the Latin people.”
See more in the comments.