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10,000 People Fill The Streets of Watsonville on May Day
On Monday, May 1st, International Workers Day, an estimated 10,000 people marched through the streets of Watsonville to support the rights of immigrants and all people. From the Watsonville Plaza, people marched over the bridge to Pajaro and then up Main Street to Highway 152. The march then went through neighborhoods in the east side of Watsonville beforing returning to the Plaza.
In the United States, grassroots organizers of May Day 2006 called for a day of, "No Work, No School, No Buying, No Selling" to help illustrate to critical role that migrants play in the United States, and global, economy.
May Day is a global day of action and the 'national boycott' had no borders. In Mexico City, Subcomandante Zero (formaly known as Marcos) spoke at the "Day Without Gringos" rally in solidarity with immigrants struggling inside the United States.
Protests were held all over the US and all over the world.
Here are some links to check out.
1 de mayo
Great American Boycott Rocks the Central Coast
May Day in the Bay Part of May 1st General Strike in US
US-IMC's May Day 2006 page
Immigrants Rights Mix
Roundup of IMC reports of Mayday, 2006
Accounts from May Day 2006