Immigration rally tonight, Wilshire to Macarthur Park

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Boi from Troy may’ve been on to something with his whole “Two LAs” theory.

Maybe I’m the only who didn’t know that Wilshire was shutting down between Catalina and Vermont for what looks to be another immigration rally, complete with TONS of police, news cameras on platforms and American flags aplenty. Things are still getting set up down there but should be underway shortly.

LA Indy Media Center has the scoop.

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez are among those expected to join immigrant-rights activists Thursday for a march and rally to denounce the actions of Los Angeles riot police at a May Day rally at MacArthur Park.

The event will begin with a town hall-style meeting at Immanuel Presbyterian Church, followed by a 10-block procession to MacArthur Park, where organizers will hold a candlelight vigil and a series of performances.

More photos after the jump.

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8 Replies to “Immigration rally tonight, Wilshire to Macarthur Park”

  1. Wooo hooo another rally. And the point is? Glad it makes those in attendance feel like it accomplishes something. Nice to see they kept it so secret.

    I thought the next rally and march was scheduled for 6/24 on Hollywood Blvd. Interesting change in time if it was. My understanding from the snippets in the news today quite a bit on immigration reform was discussed and agreed upon in the senate with the president today. Curious to see the final version and how support in congress and the senate will be.

  2. For the record, I can attest that there are, at the very least, two LA’s. The references, news, events, happenings, chatter that happen here at blogging.la are basically inconsequential to the people I deal with on a daily basis. Frazgo thinks its a secret; the few million people in LA that are following this event would beg to differ. I guess that’s just how it goes.

  3. El Chavo you missed the point. The point is outside the group involved no one knew. Even the Indynews didn’t have anything until the day it happened and that isn’t a broadbased media source.
    Local news said little even the day before.

    The inconsequential part applies to the rally itself for millions in the city, state or the rest of the country for that matter who even if they new would not have cared. The obvious policitcal pandering by Villaraigosa and Nunez to a tiny group is just a side bar in what the general goal of this country is. (This comes from talk radio and talking with people all over the country on a regular basis, reading papers lother than the LA Times and local Star News).

    Whether you or anyone else at the rally want to hear it or not, the rest of this country wants our borders sealed for security reasons and immigration reform that makes it easier to be a productive citizen to those who come here legally.

    Unfortunate as it is, the majority see the illegals as disrespectful to everything they have worked for. That has to be worked with not against. Until that happens those within the amnesty movement side of the debate are not going to be listened to.

    We can debate this to no end but the short of it is the group at the Rally and on May 1 are approaching the whole reform movement in a way that is alienating the people they need to convince. If they truly believe their way is right then the middle ground which is the vast majority of this country, need to be approached with respect for everything they worked for. That is how they will get they concessions at a bargaining or negoatiating table and meet the group goals.

  4. the illegals are disrespectful and selfish. a slap in the face to every immigrant that has done things the right way.

    if you went to harvard law school, would you be upset if some people that didn’t go there picketed until they were given a diploma? just for showing up on campus?

  5. Frazgo wrote: “Whether you or anyone else at the rally want to hear it or not, the rest of this country wants our borders sealed for security reasons and immigration reform that makes it easier to be a productive citizen to those who come here legally.

    “Unfortunate as it is, the majority see the illegals as disrespectful to everything they have worked for. That has to be worked with not against. Until that happens those within the amnesty movement side of the debate are not going to be listened to.”

    You’re exactly right, but there’s nothing “unfortunate” about it. Most Americans, especially those outside of Southern California, have trouble understanding the lunacy that is amnesty — saying to people who came here ILLEGALLY from any country that “okay, you broke the law and showed no respect for our system. Come on in and be part of it.”

    If you come legally, welcome!

    If you don’t come legally, you have ZERO right to expect to be greeted with open arms… and wallets.

  6. I had no idea that the Los Angeles blogosphere was so full of people who always follow the law.

    Or, I guess, it could be full of people who break the law about as often as anybody else, but who adopt a pose of pursed-lipped piety regarding the law when it suits their ideological agenda. But I would have to be pretty darned cynical to believe that.

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