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May Day in LA: Immigration Reform Rally A Big Draw

May Day rally in Los Angeles, CA (photo: Calvin Fleming via Facebook)

Los Angeles’ May Day immigration reform rally was attended by approximately 60,000 people — including Emilio Estevez and Gloria Estefan and a contingent of 500 LGBT supporters as well as groups representing almost every ethnic and progressive group in the greater Southern Califonria area — making it the nation’s largest.

Outrage over Arizona’s new immigration law spurred marchers across the country, and in Washington DC, U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) was arrested along with 34 other immigration rights advocates as they staged a sit-in on Pennsylvania Avenue outside the White House gates.

(Ed. note: More photos after the jump.)

(photos by Calvin Fleming)

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May Day in LA

Los Angeles’ May Day immigration reform rally was attended by approximately 60,000 people–including Emilio Estevez and Gloria Estefan and a contingent of 500+ LGBT supporters as well as marchers representing almost every ethnic and progressive group in the greater Southern California area–making it the nation’s largest.

Outrage over Arizona’s new immigration law spurred marchers across the country, and in Washington DC, U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) was arrested along with 34 other immigration rights advocates as they staged a sit-in on Pennsylvania Avenue outside the White House gates.

(photos by Calvin Fleming)

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Lisa Derrick

Los Angeles native, attended UC Berkeley and Loyola Marymount University before punk rock and logophilia overtook her life. Worked as nightclub columnist, pop culture journalist and was a Hollywood housewife before writing for and editing Sacred History Magazine. Then she discovered the thrill of politics. She also appears frequently on the Dave Fanning Show, one of Ireland's most popular radio broadcasts.