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Proposition 8 protests

Police try to break up a confrontation between pro and anti-Proposition 8 sides in front of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints that drew hundreds of people. (Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times)
Police try to break up a confrontation between pro- and anti-Proposition 8 sides in front of the Mormon temple in Westwood. (Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times)
An opponent of Proposition 8, left, and a member of the Mormon Church exchange heated words in front of the Mormon temple in Westwood. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
Samir Naji, 19, of Agoura Hills walks east on Santa Monica Boulevard through Century City protesting the passage of Proposition 8. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Marc Whittemore holds up a sign on Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood during a protest against the passage of Proposition 8. (Lori Shepler / Los Angeles Times)
Weary protesters gather at Santa Monica and San Vicente boulevards in Los Angeles to decry the passage of Proposition 8. More than a thousand gay-rights activists had protested earlier outside the Mormon temple in Westwood to protest the role that Mormons played in passing Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage in California. (Lori Shepler / Los Angeles Times)
Anti-Proposition 8 demonstrators react to being allowed to proceed down Westwood Boulevard after an altercation temporarily slowed down the march. (Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times)
Matthew McKelligon of Los Angeles protests Proposition 8 in front of the Mormon temple in Westwood. (Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times)
Police hold Proposition 8 protesters back during their march. (Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times)
Police arrest two protesters during a demonstration against Proposition 8 that started in front of the Mormon temple in Westwood. (Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times)
Proposition 8 opponents protest at the landmark Latter-day Saints temple in Westwood this afternoon. (Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times)
A protester screams at men standing outside the Mormon Temple in Westwood during a demonstration decrying the passage of Proposition 8, the ban on same-sex marriage. Leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints had strongly urged members to contribute to the campaign for the measure. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
As many as 5,000 people protested in front of the Mormon temple in Westwood. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
Tyler Hamilton stands in front of a blockade of officers refusing to let the protesters cross Sepulveda Boulevard. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
Patrick Ghougassia of West Los Angeles, Win Craft of Marina Del Rey and Jaimie Lawson of Bellflower, from left, stand atop a wall at the Mormon temple in Westwood protesting Proposition 8. (Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times)
Officers try to block protesters from moving forward in Westwood. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
Maurice Carriere’s hand is bloodied after an altercation with a man in a vehicle that had a pro-Proposition 8 sign taped to the back window. He was later aided by paramedics on the scene. (Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times)
Protesters block and surround a vehicle that has a “Yes on 8" sign taped to the back window during an anti-Proposition 8 demonstration in Westwood that drew hundreds of demonstrators. (Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times)
Demonstrators take to the streets by the hundreds Thursday in Westwood to protest against Proposition 8. (Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times)
As many as 5,000 people showed up in West Hollywood Wednesday to protest Proposition 8, which amends the California Constitution to define marriage as a union between one man and one woman. Preliminary election returns showed Prop. 8 passing 52% to 48%. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
Protesters in West Hollywood hold signs decrying Prop. 8. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
More Prop. 8 protesters line a wall during the rally. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
Protesters on Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood rally against the passage of Prop. 8. (Lori Shepler / Los Angeles Times)
Protesters in West Hollywood walk down Santa Monica Boulevard toward Beverly Hills. (Lori Shepler / Los Angeles Times)
A protester atop a police car at Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue in Hollywood shouts against the passage of Proposition 8. (Brett Ziegler / For The Times)
Police arrest protesters during a West Hollywood rally against Proposition 8. (Brett Ziegler / For The Times)
Hundreds of people gathered in West Hollywood on Wednesday night to show opposition to Proposition 8 and to voice their anger that it was approved in Tuesday’s election. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
Opponents of Proposition 8 gather in West Hollywood on Wednesday night. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
Protesters gathered near Santa Monica and San Vicente boulevards and marched in West Hollywood. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
A somber moment during the West Hollywood rally. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
The crowds refused to break up the demonstration as they poured onto Santa Monica Boulevard and over to Sunset Boulevard amid heavy traffic. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
A man is arrested by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies on Santa Monica Boulevard during the protest. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
Protesters sit in the street to show their anger over Tuesday’s Proposition 8 result. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
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