The students left their classes but did not leave the campus. Nervous police and school administrators hovered on the edge of the rally.
The Venice High rally was one of several at L.A. schools. At least one walkout was reported.
The May Day activities included a complete shut down of west coast ports by the Longshore Union (ILWU). The one-day strike was to demand an end to the occupation in Iraq.
Two May Day marches converged on downtown L.A. for a rally (see photos on page four).