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Thursday, April 24 2014 @ 12:50 AM CDT

May Day 2012 Around the World

Today marks May Day, which is traditionally celebrated around the world as Labor Day. This year's events are being reinvigorated by the growing and pervasive Occupy Wall Street movement.

  • Vermont: 2000 people marched in Vermont yesterday for the Put People and the Planet First rally. This was the largest weekday demonstration in the history of Vermont's Capital City (population: 7800).
  • Seattle: Seattle police pepperspraying protesters on 6th Ave near Pine. Windows at Niketown smashed
  • Oakland: Protesters have been ordered by police to clear the area of 14th and Broadway
  • Downtown Seattle descending into spots of chaos. Police now giving chase to black-clad protesters
  • Seattle: Crowd of 1000-1500 marching
  • NYPD has shut down Williamsburg bridge to car traffic.
  • Over 20,000 Tunisians in May Day march for national unity
*New York: The New York Times, May 2nd – The Day After
*Mother Jones: Occupy May Day, As It Happens
*Why All the Smashy-Smashy? A Beginner's Guide to Targeted Property Destruction.
*Bay Area: May Day protesters shut down Marin ferries
*Occupy's May Day protests off to slow, soggy start in NYC
*Occupy May Day begins
*May Day’s Radical History: What Occupy Is Fighting for This May 1st
*Occupy Detroit Plans May Day Actions, Re-Occupation Of Grand Circus Park
*Seattle: May Day protests: traffic jams or worse?

 

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May Day 2012 Around the World
Authored by: Anonymous on Tuesday, May 01 2012 @ 01:49 PM CDT

New Orleans mayday march starts at 5pm at Lafayette square in the CBD. More at http://nolaanarcha.blogspot.com