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Photos: Three-day strike paralyzes LAUSD, halting classes for 420,000 students


The nation’s second-largest school district was brought to a standstill on Tuesday when 30,000 service workers, joined in sympathy by some 30,000 teachers, walked off the job to start an early three-day strike demanding higher wages.

Despite persistent rain, picketing began in the pre-dawn hours at a Van Nuys bus yard, then spread to locations across the district, which closed all of its schools in response to the strike, leaving 420,000 students behind. without classes.

LAUSD employees demonstrate on the first day of a three-day walkout outside LAUSD headquarters in Los Angeles.

(Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times)

A man on a picket line holds up a sign that reads "school counselors on strike"

In pouring rain, LAUSD employees demonstrate outside Robert F. Kennedy Community School as a three-day walkout begins Tuesday.

(Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times)

People in rain ponchos hold signs.

Striking LAUSD employees, including bus drivers, teachers and janitors, march in front of Robert F. Kennedy Community School Tuesday.

(Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times)

Striking LAUSD workers hold signs and umbrellas

English teacher Mary Claire-Little, right, joins a demonstration by striking LAUSD employees outside the Robert F. Kennedy Community School.

(Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times)

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