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Large Marches Mark May Day in Los Angeles

Big crowds took to the streets in downtown as demonstrators celebrate rights of workers and immigrants.

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LOS ANGELES (KNX1070) - Big crowds filled the streets in and around downtown L.A. Tuesday for May Day marches. 

Drivers and bus passengers dealt with long delays on streets, including Cesar Chavez Avenue, Olympic Boulevard, Figueroa Street and Alameda Street. Rallies began around 7 a.m. at Pershing Square. Another march started at 1:30 p.m. at Olympic Boulevard and Broadway. Both marches headed to L.A. City Hall.

May Day is celebrated in many countries as a traditional springtime festival or as an international day honoring the working class and immigrant rights. 

Stay with KNX throughout the day. We'll have traffic every ten minutes on the fives to get you around all of those street closures.