Street closure for Pride Festival and marches begin tonight at 7pm


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Some major streets will be closed on Saturday and Sunday in West Hollywood, Hollywood and surrounding areas thanks to the annual LA Pride Festival and a planned protest march. 

Street closures begin at 7 pm tonight with San Vicente Boulevard shutting down between Melrose Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard, remaining off-limits until 8am on Monday. 

Holloway Drive will be closed on Friday from 5 to 10 pm between Santa Monica Boulevard and Hacienda Place to accommodate the Dyke March. Santa Monica Boulevard between La Cienega Boulevard and San Vicente will close around 8 pm. 

The annual Pride Parade on Sunday has been rebranded as the #ResistMarch and will begin in Hollywood. The event is scheduled to begin with speakers and a rally at 9am, but participants are expected to show up early at Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue. Organizers of the march say they were inspired by the huge turnout of the women's marches that took place the day after President Trump was inaugurated. The march will advocate for human rights. 

Marchers will move south on La Brea Avenue, west on Sunset Boulevard, south on Fairfax Avenue and then west on Santa Monica Boulevard, until ultimately ending at the Pride Festival in West Hollywood. 

The Los Angeles Department of Transportation says Hollywood Boulevard will be closed between Highland and La Brea avenues from 6am to noon on Sunday. 

The following streets are scheduled to close at 9am until the march ends, however, the Department of Transportation cautions that the following streets could be closed earlier depending on the event. 

-- La Brea between Hollywood and Sunset;

-- Sunset between La Brea and Fairfax;

-- Fairfax between Sunset and Santa Monica; and

-- Santa Monica between Fairfax and into the city of West Hollywood.

Sunset will be closed between Highland and La Brea for the duration of the event, as well as the westbound avenues of Franklin Avenue between Highland and La Brea.


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