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Tue May 2 2006 (Updated 06/18/06) Tens of Thousands Locally (Millions Nationally) Skip School, Work, And Hit the Streets
May Day 2006 Immigrant Rights Actions for the Central Coast:

Salinas - 15,000+ march
- many East Salinas businesses closed
- largest marches in decades say cops, havn't seen anything like this since Cesar Chavez marches in the 1970's

Bakersfield - 15,000+ march
- cops prevented marchers from leaving the park, arrested peaceful protesters (?)
- 4,000 students skipped school
- closed businesses

Watsonville10,000 - 12,000 march
- Pajaro Valley High School shut down to prevent student walkouts
- Half of PVUSD students didn’t go to school
- 'Closed signs were visible at nearly every business in downtown Watsonville."

Santa Cruz - 5,000+ march
- two seperate marches, one started at Beach Flats, other at UCSC - met up at clock tower and marched to San Lorenzo Park
- UCSC entrance(s) shut down in morning by students/workers
- many closed businesses

Seaside - 2,000 march

watsonville_5-1-06.jpg Reports published on the SC-IMC Newswire: Shout Out to May Day: Unidos Estamos, Nos Quedamos
imc_audio.gifAudio: Interviews at UCSC || FSRN: Headlines from UCSC and Watsonville || FRSC: Callins from SF, San Jose, Santa Cruz and Watsonville || Interviews from Santa Cruz || Interviews from Watsonville
imc_photo.gifPhotos: early morning at UCSC || Santa Cruz || Beach Flats || Beach Flats and Santa Cruz || UCSC and Santa Cruz || Watsonville || Santa Cruz || Watsonville || UCSC to Park || Campus to Park
imc_video.gifVideo: Santa Cruz

see also: HR4437 & SR2454: The Deal With the Bills || May Day- Made in America, Forgotten and Remembered

For reports on actions all over the state and nation, see "Gran Paro Americo 2006" on May Day on Indybay's Immigrant Rights page.

Outreach fliers, photos and other media published on SC-IMC before May Day 2006 has been archived as Monterey Bay Area May Day Actions.

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