Photo Series: ReOpen LA, May Day 2020

California reopening starting this Friday. Photos from the anti-lockdown protest that took place May 1 in Los Angeles.

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An anti-locked down protestor holds his sign reading “ALL OUR JOBS ARE ESSENTIAL”. LA City Hall
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Anti-Lockdown protestors gather on LA City Hall steps. Red X’s mark where protestors from a different cause practiced social distancing, days prior to May 1.
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Counter-protestor and anti-lockdown protestor arguing. LAPD form a police line around this section of the protest.
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Counter-protestors form a line across the street, stopping the car caravan anti-lockdown protestors.
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Anti-lockdown protestors honk their car’s horn as they drive around LA City Hall.
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Anti-lockdown protestors march down past the police line. Some take to streets with their signs and flags.
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An anti-lockdown protestor with an American flag and a Blue Lives Matter patch on his face mask. Under the bridge, protestors flood the streets as semi-trucks join the car caravan protest.
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Semi-trucks joining the car caravan anti-lockdown protest.
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Anti-lockdown protestor on the pedestrian bridge next to LA City Hall looking down at his fellow protestors.

BA Senior Project: Loud & Clear: United In The Streets

A series of photographic essays and articles documenting social-political movements in Southern California, 2017.

Spread 1:

Declaration Avenue

Spread 2:

Find Your Advocacy

Spread 3:

May Day: The People