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LA Jewish group organizes Breitbart protest

Steve Bannon exits an elevator in the lobby of Trump Tower, November 11, 2016 in New York City.
Steve Bannon exits an elevator in the lobby of Trump Tower, November 11, 2016 in New York City.
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About 300 people are expected to march in L.A. Sunday morning to protest the appointment of former Breitbart News executive Steve Bannon to the Trump administration.

President-elect Donald Trump has named Bannon his chief strategist and senior counselor.

The protesters are part of If Not Now, a national group opposing anti-Semitism and Israel's occupation of Palestinian territories.

Critics say Bannon and Breitbart News have spread white nationalist and anti-Semitic messages.    

Max Daniel, one of the march's L.A. organizers, tells KPCC the protest is also a call for more activism among L.A.'s Jewish community.

"Los Angeles has one of the largest Jewish communities in the entire country, and has yet to say anything denouncing the kind of hate speech that Bannon represents," he says

The protesters will march from La Cienega Park to Breibart's legal offices on Wilshire Boulevard. The protest starts at 10 a.m. and is expected to last until noon.