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News :: Labor
Video/ Photos-Boston May Day Rally-March
03 May 2015
Boston, Mass. May 1, 2015: The Boston May Day Committee organized a rally/ march on May Day-May1. About 100 labor/ immigrant/ anti-police violence protesters gathered on Boston Common from 12 -2pm.
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Boston, Mass. May 1, 2015:

The Boston May Day Committee organized a rally/ march on May Day-May 1. About 100 labor/immigrant/ anti-police violence protesters gathered on Boston Common from 12 -2pm.

Speakers talked on the history of May Day as an American holiday founded in the Haymarket labor strikes in Chicago in the 1880s, striking for the 8 hour work day. Also speakers talked on the $15 an hour minimum wage movement and, very importantly, solidarity with the people of Baltimore and Ferguson against police violence.Boston City Councillor Yancey read a formal resolution from the Boston City Council proclaiming May 1 as International Workers Day in the city of Boston.

At 2 pm the rally turned into a march through downtown Boston ending up at Haymarket, where many protesters took a bus to the Chelsea, Everett May Day rallies in support of immigrants rights. The Boston police were co-operative and there were no problems on the march route. Here are links to video and photos I took.

Video: (march at the end) https://youtu.be/OXlVbn3Ygyw

Photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/protestphotos1/sets/72157651896470858/

More info: http://www.bostonmayday.org
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