Tue., May 1, 2012 12:45pm (EDT)

May Day Protests Underway In U.S., Worldwide
By Eyder Peralta
Updated: 2 years ago

Two members of Occupy Oakland join striking Golden Gate Bridge, bus and ferry workers at the Larkspur Ferry Terminal in Larkspur, Calif on Tuesday.
From Brazil to England, from Morocco to Paraguay, May Day protests are on their way.

Here in the United States we're seeing protests in both coasts from New York to Los Angeles.

Here's how The Wall Street Journal set up the protests in Manhattan:

"Protesters kicked off May Day in Midtown Manhattan with apparently peaceful pickets outside the offices of major corporations and dozens of smaller targets, including restaurants and bank branches.

"Early rains seemed to dampen turnout Tuesday morning, but as the skies let up more demonstrators streamed into Bryant Park, the staging area designated by organizers from Occupy Wall Street, labor unions and immigrant groups."

And here's how our friends at KQED, who are live-blogging the protests, set up the protests in the San Francisco area:

"The morning ferry commute for North Bay denizens headed to San Francisco has already been cancelled due to a labor action by workers in a dispute over health care, and last night in the Mission car windows were broken and the police station on Valencia Street was vandalized by a group of protesters."

We'll keep our ear to the ground and update this post as the day progresses, so make sure to refresh this page.


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