May Day 2014: Los Angeles Takes the Streets for a Global Spring

 
LOS ANGELES, CA – In solidarity with workers of the world, Los Angelenos took to the streets on Thursday, May 1, 2014, to demand human rights for the global 99%. In addition to permitted marches scheduled by 501(c) charities and labor unions, autonomous grassroots protests sprouted up throughout downtown L.A. . . . Outside Wells Fargo and Bank of America, outraged citizens protested bank crimes, fraud-closures, and ongoing corruption of the big banks.

. . . As the sun peaked in the afternoon, the dancing continued down the block to join the Southern California Immigrants Rights Coalition (SCIC) march at Olympic & Broadway. En route, the human wave of action paused at the Los Angeles office of the Federal Reserve Bank for a stimulating teach-in. Chants of “Stop the deportation NOW!†and “Fund Jobs, Not War!†filled the air as the May First March traveled up Broadway. A large red banner reading “Alta a las Redadas / Stop the Raids!†spanned the street.

Another march for labor and immigrant rights was held in the early morning from Chinatown to the Federal Detention Center. Billed as “Mayday 4 All,†the morning march included thousands of supporters from organized labor. Handmade signs at #Mayday4All read “End Wage Slavery†and “We the People Demand Real Democracy.â€

Full story and pictures: May Day 2014: Los Angeles Takes the Streets for a Global Spring by Jessica Lux

LOS ANGELES, CA – In solidarity with workers of the world, Los Angelenos took to the streets on Thursday, May 1, 2014, to demand human rights for the global 99%. In addition to permitted marches scheduled by 501(c) charities and labor unions, autonomous grassroots protests sprouted up throughout downtown L.A. . . . Outside Wells Fargo and Bank of America, outraged citizens protested bank crimes, fraud-closures, and ongoing corruption of the big banks.

. . . As the sun peaked in the afternoon, the dancing continued down the block to join the Southern California Immigrants Rights Coalition (SCIC) march at Olympic & Broadway. En route, the human wave of action paused at the Los Angeles office of the Federal Reserve Bank for a stimulating teach-in. Chants of “Stop the deportation NOW!†and “Fund Jobs, Not War!†filled the air as the May First March traveled up Broadway. A large red banner reading “Alta a las Redadas / Stop the Raids!†spanned the street.

Another march for labor and immigrant rights was held in the early morning from Chinatown to the Federal Detention Center. Billed as “Mayday 4 All,†the morning march included thousands of supporters from organized labor. Handmade signs at #Mayday4All read “End Wage Slavery†and “We the People Demand Real Democracy.â€

Full story and pictures: May Day 2014: Los Angeles Takes the Streets for a Global Spring by Jessica Lux

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