“We are hardworking people. We just want to be here legally,” said Maria Navas, a sewing factory worker from El Salvador who has been in Los Angeles for 14 years. Also Thursday, the American Civil Liberties Union asked a federal judge overseeing a federal consent decree to order a hearing on the Police Department’s use of force on May 1. The decree requires police reforms in the aftermath of the so-called Rampart scandal that involved allegations of wrongdoing by officers in an anti-gang unit. On May 1, riot police struck demonstrators and journalists with batons and fired more than 240 rubber bullets to disperse a large immigration rally at MacArthur Park west of downtown. Police said they responded after being pelted by rocks and bottles. No one was seriously hurt, but at least 60 citizen complaints involving as many as 100 officers have been filed. Four investigations are ongoing, and two high-ranking police officials have been demoted. On Thursday, marchers gathered in front of a Wilshire Boulevard church for a “town hall” meeting before the procession. Among them was state Assembly Speaker Fabian Nu ez, who represents the district and was among political leaders strongly criticizing the police action. LOS ANGELES – Demonstrators marching for immigration reform converged peacefully Thursday on the site of the so-called May Day melee, where police hit protesters and journalists with batons and rubber bullets just over two weeks ago. The march by roughly 2,000 immigrants and their supporters was aimed at reassuring the community that they could exercise their constitutional rights. “In this great city, we can walk and march with our families,” Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa told the crowd. “And we can march in peace.” The roughly 10-block procession that led to MacArthur Park followed an announcement in Washington, D.C., of an agreement between the White House and top lawmakers on a sweeping immigration plan to grant legal status to millions of people in the country unlawfully. People in the tall office buildings that line Wilshire Boulevard waved from windows as the marchers filed past. At each intersection, about four officers stood guard. When people arrived at MacArthur Park, a police officer used a bullhorn to direct marchers in Spanish, saying “Thank you for your cooperation.” The peaceful crowd banged on drums and waved mostly U.S. flags, as well as those from Mexico, El Salvador and other Latin American countries. “If there are a lot of people who come today, maybe the lawmakers in Washington will take notice. The immigrants are here, they deserve a chance,” said participant Alberto Reyes.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Manchester City Man City Team News: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Newcastle Sam Lee Last updated 1 year ago 16:25 1/20/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Manchester City Premier League Guardiola Yaya Touré İ. Gündoğan Kevin De Bruyne Raheem Sterling Leroy Sané Sergio Agüero Everything you need to know ahead of the Premier League clash at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday evening Manchester City will be in the rare position of needing to bounce back from a Premier League defeat when they host Newcastle United on Saturday.Fortunately for Pep Guardiola, he should have a well-rested group of players to choose from, after giving his squad two and a half days off following the defeat at Liverpool last weekend.MAN CITY INJURIES The City players reported to the club’s training ground for a post-match debrief on Monday morning but did not have to return until Thursday. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Fabian Delph limped out of Sunday’s game and Guardiola says he will be out “for a while”.David Silva has been in and out of the side of late due to personal reasons and his situation will be assessed in the run up to kick-off, though he is expected to feature. He was curiously left on the bench at Anfield, though that was because of a stomach problem.Vincent Kompany is going through one of his lengthy injury lay-offs, with no return date set.Benjamin Mendy is a long-term absentee, while Gabriel Jesus will also missing out.MAN CITY SUSPENSIONS Neither club have any suspensions.MAN CITY POTENTIAL STARTING LINE-UP Danilo is most likely to replace Delph at left-back, while David Silva may well come in for Ilkay Gundogan in midfield.Other than that Delph’s injury, Guardiola should be able to go with the strong line-up that has delivered so many victories this season.NEWCASTLE TEAM NEWS Jesus Gamez, Florian Lejeune and Aleksandar Mitrovic are all doubtful for the game, although Dwight Gayle could feature, despite being withdrawn from the Magpies’ game against Swansea City last weekend.OPTA MATCH FACTS Manchester City are unbeaten in 20 Premier League matches against Newcastle United (W17 D3) – it is their longest unbeaten run against a side in their league history. Newcastle have lost each of their last eight away top-flight matches at Man City – they have only lost more consecutively against an opponent on one occasion, losing nine in a row away at Spurs between 1928 and 1956. City have scored at least four goals in each of their last four home top-flight matches against Newcastle (19 scored in total) – the last team to achieve this in five in a row were Spurs against Blackburn in January 1966 (four or more in six consecutive games). Rafael Benitez, however, has seen his sides keep four clean sheets at the Etihad in the Premier League – only Alex Ferguson (5) has masterminded more shutouts than the Spaniard. Manchester City lost for the first time in 31 Premier League games in their last match against Liverpool – however, they’re still unbeaten at home in 23 home matches in the competition (W18 D5) since a 1-3 loss to Chelsea in December 2016. Sergio Aguero has had a hand in 13 Premier League goals against Newcastle (11 goals, 2 assists), averaging a goal or assist every 49 minutes; indeed, at the Etihad, Aguero averages a goal or assist every 31 minutes (8 goals, 1 assist in 283 minutes). Aguero’s 11 goals against Newcastle in the Premier League can be bettered by only two players – Michael Owen (13) and Wayne Rooney (15).TV COVERAGE & KICK-OFF TIME Kick off is 17:30 GMT (12:30 ET) on Saturday, and will be shown on BT Sports in the United Kingdom and NBC and Universo in the United States. It will also be shown on various channels around the world. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.