According to CD13 Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell, there will be a permitted 1st Amendment protest taking place in Hollywood on Saturday, August 16th from approximately 12:30-5:00 p.m. The event – Stop the Massacre in Gaza March – will force street closures in Hollywood as early as 11am Saturday. The group intends to march on the CNN Building at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Cahuenga Boulevard.
The protest will begin at Hollywood/Vine, and include a rally outside the CNN Building. The protest will then proceed as a march south on Cahuenga Boulevard, west on Sunset Boulevard, north on Schrader Avenue, west on Hollywood Boulevard, and terminating with a rally on Hollywood Boulevard between Highland and Orange Avenues.
The permitted group is Answer LA, and various pro-Palestinian groups are expected to participate in the march. This same group held peaceful protests at the Federal Building in Westwood recently with no major difficulties.
This march is one in a series of protests against violence in Gaza organized by A.N.S.W.E.R. According to their website, A.N.S.W.E.R. is:
…a coalition of hundreds of organizations and prominent individuals and scores of organizing centers in cities and towns across the country. Its national steering committee represents major national organizations that have campaigned against U.S. intervention in Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East and Asia, and organizations that have campaigned for civil rights and for social and economic justice for working and poor people inside the United States.
LADOT Traffic Closures for This Event
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