Street closures for women’s march in Downtown LA on Saturday

 

Demonstrators gather at the Los Angeles Women’s March from Pershing Square to City Hall on Saturday, October 17, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

 

A collection of Downtown Los Angeles streets will be closed as a march for women’s reproductive rights is planned for Saturday, Oct. 2 beginning at Pershing Square and moving on to a rally at City Hall.

The demonstration is being held to protest the recent controversial restrictive abortion law in Texas and also ahead of a United States Supreme Court case on abortion laws in Mississippi.

Participants are invited to gather at 9 a.m. at Pershing Square, 532 S. Olive St., with the march at 10 a.m. to City Hall, 200 N. Spring St. Organizers, including Women’s March Foundation, will hold a program with guest speakers, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

The Los Angeles Department of Transportation has announced some street closures in the downtown Los Angeles due to the march.

From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Olive and Hill streets between First and Fifth streets
First Street  between Hill and Spring streets

From 2 to 8 p.m.

Spring Street between First and Temple streets

The LADOT adds that if the crowd reaches into the thousands, there may be more impacted streets that will require closures. For updates, LADOT’s Facebook, www.facebook.com/ladotofficial. Website: bit.ly/3F6Fzu2

Demonstrations have also been planned in Pasadena, Beverly Hills, Long Beach, Malibu, North Hollywood, Redondo Beach, San Pedro, Simi Valley, Westchester and West Hollywood. map.womensmarch.com/

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