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Oakland activists demand justice for immigrants on May Day

A crowd of thousands turned out for the May Day march in Fruitvale. Photo by Andrew Beale.

Over 1,000 people marched down International Boulevard on Monday in 81 degree heat as a crowd cheered. It was May Day, or International Workers’ Day, which commemorates the massive May 1, 1888, strike lead by the American Federation of Labor for an eight-hour workday. They passed the Native American Health Center near 31st Avenue and…

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