May Day Rally in downtown

I don’t think I need to remind you that tomorrow – May 1, is May Day. While I know most of you will be spending the sunny afternoon walking around your neighborhood placing flowers on neighbor’s porches, knocking and then running, others will be downtown marching for worker’s and immigrant’s right. Yes, the annual May Day Rally will begin in the South Park blocks around 4pm. It will then wind through the streets of downtown beginning at 5pm. I know my company warned us about possible traffic and transit delays. Further, they went so far as to suggest employees work out other work arrangements for the day (i.e. work from home.)
You know how it is in Portland. Get a large enough group of people rallying for a good purpose and a small subset will turn it into their own little battle. Well, that’s America whether you like it or not. Hopefully we won’t be on CNN.

May Day Rally downtown, May 1 4pm till ….

3 Comments so far

  1. Himself (unregistered) on May 1st, 2007 @ 1:25 pm

    …unfortunately that small subset turning it into their own little battle is often the police.

    Let’s not forget the bloody history of police violence against workers on or around May Day, and those who died standing up for the eight hour work day.

    My blog post on the topic has drawn right-wingers like flies to honey:

  2. Justin (unregistered) on May 1st, 2007 @ 4:30 pm

    Don’t you mean “Loyalty Day Rally?”

  3. Himself (unregistered) on May 1st, 2007 @ 4:58 pm

    Holy crap, how did I miss that? Jeebus, that’s freakin’ scary.

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