Title

May Day Protests in Downtown L.A.

Demonstrators aligned with various groups gathered in Downtown Los Angeles on Friday as part of May Day protests happening nationwide. One group gathered on the steps of Los Angeles City hall to protest ‘re-open America’ rallies while counter protesters also happened in front of city hall. Protest caravans clogged a few streets around Downtown LA, demanding rent relief and economic help for street vendors hit hard by COVID-19.

Line of cars at the rent relief protest in Los Angeles, May 1, 2020 | Karen Foshay
Line of cars at the rent relief protest in Los Angeles, May 1, 2020 | Karen Foshay
Sign reading "Rent was already too damn high! Mayor Garcetti Gavin Newsom cancel rents, cancel mortgages now" | Karen Foshay
Sign reading "Rent was already too damn high! Mayor Garcetti Gavin Newsom cancel rents, cancel mortgages now" | Karen Foshay
A cancel rent sign taped to a car window, as a part of the rent relief protest in L.A. on May 1 | Karen Foshay
A cancel rent sign taped to a car window, as a part of the rent relief protest in L.A. on May 1 | Karen Foshay
Sign reading, "Support frontline workers" on top of a car, as a part of the rent relief protest in downtown L.A. | Karen Foshay
Sign reading, "Support frontline workers" on top of a car, as a part of the rent relief protest in Downtown L.A. | Karen Foshay
Car drives in rent relief protest, with paint on sides reading, "Cancela la renta" and "Cancel rents" | Karen Foshay
Car drives in rent relief protest, with paint on sides reading, "Cancela la renta" and "Cancel rents" | Karen Foshay
Man crosses the street in Downtown L.A. with "Trump 2020" flag in hand | Karen Foshay
Man crosses the street in Downtown L.A. with "Trump 2020" flag in hand | Karen Foshay
Anti-Stay-At-Home Protestors outside L.A. City Hall. | Karen Foshay
Anti-Stay-At-Home Protestors outside L.A. City Hall. | Karen Foshay
Anti-Stay-At-Home Order protest in Downtown L.A. on May 1, 2020 | Karen Foshay
Anti-Stay-At-Home Order protest in Downtown L.A. on May 1, 2020 | Karen Foshay
Man holding sign reading, "My freedom is from God and is not yours to take"
Man holding sign reading, "My freedom is from God and is not yours to take" | Karen Foshay

 

We are dedicated to providing you with articles like this one. Show your support with a tax-deductible contribution to KCET. After all, public media is meant for the public. It belongs to all of us.

Keep Reading

Full Episodes