Yesterday's number of marchers was small compared to last year, perhaps 25,000 strong, and peaceful. But the day ended with police moving in to MacArthur Park after reporting that bottles and other objects were thrown their way. The cops fired foam projectiles into the crowd, originally to break up a swarm that blocked Alvarado Street and Wilshire, then to clear the park where a peaceful assembly (with a permit) was going on. Fifteen officers were injured, the LAPD says, and ten people were picked up at the park by LAFD ambulances. Telemundo reported that one of its reporters and three camera operators were taken to the hospital, and Fox-11 showed video of its camerawoman being struck by an officer's baton. Mayor Villaraigosa and Chief Bratton said the department would review officers' actions in the park. LAT, Fox 11, La Opinión
At Native Intelligence, Jacob Soboroff talks to reporters from Telemundo, ABC News, CNN and Noticeros Televisa about covering the march earlier in the day. See the video.