Former Pasadena Mayor and Green Party congressional candidate Bill Paparian, who is running a campaign in opposition to the Bush administration and the war in Iraq, is one of several speakers to be featured Saturday at an anti-war march in downtown Los Angeles.

Demonstrators are expected to gather at 1 p.m. at the corner of Olympic Boulevard and Broadway for a march to the federal building. In January 2003, more than 10,000 people gathered here to protest the war, and a month later some 30,000 more gathered in Hollywood.

A civil rights attorney, Paparian is currently defending a college student and a KPFK radio news reporter who were beaten by police at a July immigrant rights rally in Hollywood and later charged with attacking officers.

Featured speakers at the rally, which is sponsored by the Act Now to Stop War and End Racism (ANSWER) coalition, are also expected to include Council on American-Islamic Relations Executive Director Hussam Ayloush, National Council of Arab Americans Board of Directors member Nader Abuljebain and Latino Movement USA Director Juan Jose Gutierrez.

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