Scenes From May Day March for Worker & Immigrant Rights in Los Angeles #FightBackLA
More than 50 organizations rallied thousands of protestors for the annual May Day March in Los Angeles to raise awareness for workers and immigrant rights. Past marches rallied hundreds of thousands of protestors and despite the rare occasion of rain in Los Angeles protestors marched on undeterred.
The Los Angeles May Day Coalition invited protestors to march in honor of “the contributions of immigrants, workers, and those who fight to create a more just society for all. This year, thousands of Angelenos will march together in the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Harvey Milk, Dolores Huerta, and Cesar Chavez to fight for the right of all workers and immigrant communities.”
The first of May is known as May Day or International Worker’s Day, a day of recognition and celebration of workers and labor around the world. In Los Angeles, where immigrant rights are always at the forefront, May Day has always been an important day of protest.
Last year participation in the annual May Day March rallied the highest ever turnout in recent memory, spurred on by the election of Donald Trump. Organizers last year called the march, “Resist LA.”
“Last year, there were more people here,” said Bradley, 43, of Redondo Beach. “President Trump had just become president, and people were eager to express themselves.”
“People from women’s rights groups, Blacks Lives Matter and labor groups are here,” Bradley added. “This march brings everybody together.”
Scenes from the May Day March in Los Angeles:
TODAY we’re in Los Angeles with thousands of workers celebrating #MayDay!
— Fight for $15 LA (@Fightfor15LA) May 1, 2018
— SCOPE (@SCOPE_LA) May 1, 2018
— CHIRLA #cleanDREAMAct (@CHIRLA) May 1, 2018
Join us tomorrow at the #MayDay march! We will be part of the @LA_WCN contingent as we fight for the rights of all workers, the LGBTQ community, immigrants, and all other marginalized communities of color! ✊?✊?#MayDayLA #FightBackLA #SouthLA pic.twitter.com/xlIwne9ywC
— SCOPE (@SCOPE_LA) April 30, 2018