So far the police have taken 10 people into custody, reports KPCC's Shirley Jahad, who is at the scene. Century Boulevard has been closed between Airport Boulevard and the LAX Central Terminal Area, leading to lots of tie-ups. Huge police presence, but the crowd appears to be dispersing. Motorists headed to the airport are advised to use Howard Hughes Parkway and take southbound Sepulveda Boulevard. The closures are expected to be in effect until 4 p.m. Protests are also taking place downtown along Los Angeles Street, according to KNX's Claudia Peschiutta.
*Update: Century Boulevard traffic is now open in both directions.
*The downtown situation from the LAT:
Hundreds of demonstrators from the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles, the Party of Socialism and Liberation and the Latino health activist group Bienestar gathered at the intersection about 1 p.m. to rally and begin marching to Pershing Square, where a larger rally was planned. Thousands of protesters were expected to participate in May Day rallies across Los Angeles to register their views on a variety of issues, including fair labor practices, immigration and income inequality. Police said the group at Olympic and Broadway had not caused any problems.
Photos: Top, Century Boulevard; bottom downtown. KPCC, blogdowntown