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May Day Protest 2007

Alvarado Street
People taking part in the second of two immigration rights rallies walk down Alvarado Street. (Rick Loomis / LAT)
Demonstrators are reflected in a window along Alvarado Street during the immigration rights rally. (Rick Loomis / LAT)
Riot police
Riot police rush in to control a crowd gathered near MacArthur Park at the close of the immigrant rights march. (Rick Loomis / LAT)
A frightened woman flees
A frightened woman flees an approaching line of riot police called in to break up the assemblage. (Rick Loomis / LAT)
Police used batons
Police used batons and rubber bullets to control a crowd at MacArthur Park that had gathered at the end of the immigrant rights march.

MacArthur Park melee: A photo caption on Thursday’s front page accompanying an article about the melee in MacArthur Park during an immigration rights rally stated that a Los Angeles police officer “picks up KCBS cameraman Carl Stein to move him out of the way.” Stein said that he was videotaping the rally when police knocked him down. The image showed Stein, who was on his knees, being grabbed from behind by police officers who were forcing him forward.

 (Rick Loomis / LAT)
Demonstrators stand their ground during a confrontation with police at the end of an immigrant rights march in MacArthur Park. (Rick Loomis / LAT)
Use of Force
May 1, 2007: Police used batons and fired rubber bullets to control a crowd gathered at the end of an immigrant rights march in MacArthur Park. (Rick Loomis / LAT)
Non-Lethal Force
A police officer takes aim at crowds gathered in MacArthur Park Tuesday afternoon. Los Angeles Police Chief William J. Bratton said today that some actions taken by officers trying to clear a crowd of marchers at MacArthur Park were “inappropriate” and that he has launched two investigations. (Rick Loomis / LAT)