May Day Protestors March for Worker's Rights


About 300 people marked May Day yesterday in a march through downtown, calling for workers' rights and equality. The marchers—beginning and ending at O'Bryant Square—chanted “si se puede," a slogan used by the United Farm Workers, and, "FBI and CIA ain't nothin' but the KKK." Compared to the Occupy Portland-fueled May Day protest of 2012, Wednesday's event was tame. Last year, more than 2,000 ...   More
Thursday, May 2, 2013 ASHLEY JOCZ

Occupiers Get Clever With May Day Flyers

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Occupy Portland activists have called for a general strike tomorrow, in honor of May Day.Portland Mayor Sam Adams this afternoon put out a press release saying he expects a "peaceful, family-friendly" May Day march by organized labor groups—but noted "the Portland Police Bureau are charged with keeping the peace."The bureau, for its own part, said in an April 22 release that "mildly aggressive" demonstrators ...   More
Monday, April 30, 2012 COREY PEIN

Portlanders to Celebrate May Day Sunday


It’s spring. The flowers are blooming, the sun is shining (somewhere), and once again Portland's left-leaning populace is shaking its collective fist at the man. This Sunday, May 1, the People’s Republic of Portland will be out in force to celebrate May Day, also known as International Workers’ Day, a commemoration of the mass protests in the 1880s and 1890s that brought the eight-hour day to ...   More
Thursday, April 28, 2011 NATHAN GILLES

Scenes from the May Day Immigration March

We were in downtown Portland this afternoon with a few thousand of our closest friends to march for immigration reform. The rally at the South Park Blocks, followed by a 90-minute march through downtown, was one of 80-plus immigration protests scheduled nationwide for the May Day holiday. Portland's anarchists promised trouble today, but they were relatively quiet during the march — sticking ...   More
Saturday, May 1, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

May Day: Where To March in Portland This Saturday

Since the Portland Trail Blazers won't be distracting us by playing in a Game 7 this Saturday, here are a couple of other options of how you can spend your May Day in Portland: 1) Portland May Day coalition plans rally Civil rights activists will mark International Workers' Day with a rally at the Park Blocks. Among the participating groups are the Portland Immigrant Rights Coalition and ...   More
Friday, April 30, 2010 Ott Tammik


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