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More than 100 animal rights activists are expected to demonstrate on Hollywood Boulevard Saturday, calling for an end to all slaughterhouses worldwide.

The March to Close All Slaughterhouses will begin at Hollywood and Vine, where participants will gather in front of the Metro station at 11 a.m. They will begin marching at about 11:45 a.m., heading west on Hollywood Boulevard to Highland Avenue. Along the way they will hold signs and banners and engage in chants concerning their message of ending what they say is the suffering, health problems and environmental damage caused by the meat industry.

The march is being held in conjunction with others in cities worldwide today, including Toronto, Montreal, Paris, London, Berlin, Istanbul, Brussels, Bern and Sydney.

The first march took place in Paris in 2012, and since then the events have spread to other cities. Last year’s local march began and ended in Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles. Participants also marched through downtown’s Grand Central Market, home to a number of ethnic restaurants that serve different kinds of meat and poultry.

Organizers of this year’s event say they expect the march to last about 90 minutes.

—City News Service

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