May Day http://nwpr.org en Police And May Day Protestors Face-Off In Olympia http://nwpr.org/post/police-and-may-day-protestors-face-olympia <span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;">In Olympia, May Day protesters faced-off with police in riot gear Wednesday night. But the two sides did not clash. Thu, 02 May 2013 13:55:00 +0000 Austin Jenkins 26855 at http://nwpr.org Police And May Day Protestors Face-Off In Olympia May Day Protests In Seattle Turn Ugly Again http://nwpr.org/post/may-day-protests-seattle-turn-ugly-again <p>May Day began peacefully in Seattle with a march for immigration reform. But in the evening, hundreds of protesters clashed with police.</p><p> Thu, 02 May 2013 13:52:44 +0000 Deborah Wang 26854 at http://nwpr.org May Day Protests In Seattle Turn Ugly Again Eugene Social Justice Groups Mark May Day With March And Rally http://nwpr.org/post/eugene-social-justice-groups-mark-may-day-march-and-rally <p>Several social justice groups marked International Workers Day with a march and rally through downtown Eugene Wednesday night. As KLCC’s Jes Burns reports, earlier in the day lawyers filed a motion to dismiss charges against homeless rights advocates arrested during a protest in January.</p><p> Thu, 02 May 2013 13:45:06 +0000 Jes Burns 26852 at http://nwpr.org Olympia May Day March Remains Peaceful http://nwpr.org/post/olympia-may-day-march-remains-peaceful <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/05/050113AJ_MayDayOLY_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>A May Day march in Olympia remained peaceful Wednesday. Protesters had planned what they called a “shut down the banks” party.<p>There were about 60 marchers. Some of them wore bandanas to disguise their identifies, although most went without. They marched through the streets of downtown Olympia and tied up some traffic. They passed by some of the corporate bank branches in downtown Olympia -- Chase, Bank of America, and U.S. Bank. Thu, 02 May 2013 00:05:06 +0000 Austin Jenkins 26831 at http://nwpr.org Olympia May Day March Remains Peaceful Thousands Celebrate Legislative Victories At Salem May Day Rally http://nwpr.org/post/thousands-celebrate-legislative-victories-salem-may-day-rally <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/05/050113CL_maydaysalem_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Immigrants rights groups and labor unions held May Day rallies across the northwest Wednesday. It was a joyous occasion at the Oregon capitol, where thousands of people were on hand to celebrate a pair of legislative victories.<p>At first blush, this rally seemed a lot like the May Day rallies of past years. Wed, 01 May 2013 23:37:52 +0000 Chris Lehman 26828 at http://nwpr.org Thousands Celebrate Legislative Victories At Salem May Day Rally Northwest Rallies On May Day http://nwpr.org/post/northwest-rallies-may-day <p>Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber says he&#39;ll convene a workgroup to study possible changes to the state&#39;s driver&#39;s license laws for undocumented immigrants. That news prompted cheers at a May Day rally in front of the state capitol Tuesday evening. Thousands of people marked the day with demonstrations in Salem, along with other cities across the Northwest. Correspondent Chris Lehman has this report from the march in Salem.</p> Wed, 02 May 2012 13:48:33 +0000 Chris Lehman 7618 at http://nwpr.org Northwest Rallies On May Day