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Fri Apr 30 2010 (Updated 05/07/10)May Day in the Bay and Beyond
Fri Apr 30 2010 (Updated 05/07/10)Bay Area and Central Valley Mark Holiday with Marches, Rallies, and Celebrations
Saturday, May 1st is May Day, or International Workers Day. The holiday was observed with celebrations, marches, rallies, and street parties.
In San Francisco, there was a march at noon from 24th and Mission to Civic Center Plaza. The march was followed by a rally at Civic Center at 2 pm. Marchers demanded full rights for undocumented workers, money for jobs and education, and no budget cuts or fee hikes. One person was arrested during the march, but charges were later dropped. Later, two people were arrested and remain in jail as a result of an alleged altercation with the white supremacist group who call themselves the Bay Area National Anarchists. Also in San Francisco, UA in the Bay hosted a celebration in Dolores Park from 3 to 7 pm. The event included performances, face painting, maypole dancing, soccer, and tabling by groups like AK Press and Indybay. A Reclaim the Streets march and street party followed the celebration in the park.
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Anarcha-Feminists Take to the Streets | 1 Arrested at Immigrant Rights March | Support Antifascists Arrested Protesting Neo-Nazis at San Francisco May Day Celebration
In Santa Cruz, there was a street party downtown at the Clocktower on Pacific Ave. and Water St. Revelers partied from 9pm until about midnight.
Santa Cruz IMC feature: The Santa Cruz May Day Riot
In Watsonville, there was a rally for immigrant and workers rights, and a march through the streets.
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In the East Bay, there were rallies from noon to 8 pm. Rally points included Telegraph and Bancroft in Berkeley at noon, 34th and International at 2 pm, and 71st and International at 4 pm. In the evening, there was an International Workers Solidarity Event from 7 to 10 pm at the Niebyl-Proctor Library in Oakland.
In Fresno, immigrant rights activists and their allies observed the holiday by demonstrating for immigration reform. Demonstrators met at 4 pm at the water tower on Fresno and 'O.'
In Modesto, there was a rally and march for social justice starting at 10 am at the corner of Crows Landing and Hatch Rd. in South Modesto.
In San Jose, there was music and a rally for just and humane immigration reform. The event began at 2 pm at Mi Pueblo Plaza followed by a march and rally at San Jose City Hall.
On Sunday, May 2nd, East Palo Alto held their 25th annual Cinco de Mayo celebration.
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