In Los Angeles, protesters marched through downtown to the federal building for a mass rally and Die-In. The California fire catastrophe did not keep people from registering their opposition to the Iraq war in a major way, despite that day's front-page Los Angeles Times article urging people to "stay inside" because of bad air quality.

Crowd estimates ran from over 10,000 people to nearly 20,000. The march spanned more than 5 blocks on Broadway and was densely packed across the whole street and on the large sidewalks on both sides throughout. It was a huge turnout; the fall's biggest anti-war action in Southern California by far.