Tag Archives: May Day

May Day march through downtown Oakland calls attention to labor, immigration and police issues

Papery doves of peace hovered above Frank Ogawa Plaza in Oakland, among people carrying colorful signs and banners demanding the end of immigration raids and deportations. “No ban, no raid, no wall—sanctuary for all!” people...

As night falls, Occupy May Day protesters in downtown Oakland face off with police

After an afternoon of largely peaceful protests, confrontation erupted between police and protesters in downtown Oakland after nightfall.

Protesters gather in East Oakland park for planned evening march downtown

More than 1,000 people congregated in San Antonio Park in East Oakland on 5:30 pm Tuesday, waiting to march back to Frank Ogawa Plaza in front of City Hall as Occupy Oakland May Day protests...

Protesters briefly clash with police as May Day marches continue through Oakland

Oakland Police officers and protesters faced off in the downtown street Tuesday afternoon, as police fired tear gas canisters and using flash bang grenades to disperse protesters from the intersection of 14th Street and Broadway...
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Occupy Oakland activists kick off May Day general strike and protests

Early Tuesday morning Occupy Oakland activists kicked off a May Day general strike and protest to challenge what they see as a destructive capitalist system. May Day, which is often called International Workers’ Day, has...