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Standing up for their rights
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Mendoza, Javier
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Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph caption dated August 12, 1986 reads, "About 500 men, women and children carrying signs and shouting "No prison in East L.A." march up and down Olympic Boulevard, protesting the proposed site of a 1,700-bed, medium security state prison. L.A. Councilman Richard Alatorre, carrying a sign that read "No jail. Protect our children," yesterday joined the protest sponsored by the Mothers of East Los Angeles. Richard Polanco, a former Alatorre aide and successor to the councilman in the state Assembly, cast a key committee vote for the proposal and later reversed his vote when the measure came before the Assembly. "I have no control over what Mr. Polanco does," Alatorre said. "Ultimately he voted against it." The state Senate is expected to vote on the proposal next week."
1 photographic print :b&w ;12 x 25 cm. on sheet 21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
Demonstrations--California--East Los Angeles
Protest movements--California--East Los Angeles
Prisons--California--East Los Angeles
Signs and signboards--California--East Los Angeles
Communities--California--East Los Angeles
East Los Angeles (Calif.)
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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