May Day

May Day Olympia
6:55 am
Thu May 2, 2013

Police And May Day Protestors Face-Off In Olympia

Austin Jenkins Northwest News Network

Originally published on Thu May 2, 2013 11:19 am

In Olympia, May Day protesters faced-off with police in riot gear Wednesday night. But the two sides did not clash. A group of about 50 mostly young people – some of them wearing face masks - marched for more than an hour through the streets of downtown Olympia, disrupting traffic.

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May Day Seattle
6:52 am
Thu May 2, 2013

May Day Protests In Seattle Turn Ugly Again

Seattle Police officers face off against protesters downtown. In the background, an unidentified protester is hand-cuffed and placed under arrest.
Credit Deborah Wang / Northwest News Network

May Day began peacefully in Seattle with a march for immigration reform. But in the evening, hundreds of protesters clashed with police.

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May Day March
6:45 am
Thu May 2, 2013

Eugene Social Justice Groups Mark May Day With March And Rally

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.

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May Day March
5:05 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

Olympia May Day March Remains Peaceful

Austin Jenkins Northwest News Network

Originally published on Wed May 1, 2013 4:33 pm

A May Day march in Olympia remained peaceful Wednesday. Protesters had planned what they called a “shut down the banks” party.

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. But there was no vandalism or property damage.

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Oregon Driver Licenses
4:37 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

Thousands Celebrate Legislative Victories At Salem May Day Rally

Chris Lehman Northwest News Network

Originally published on Wed May 1, 2013 4:15 pm

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.

At first blush, this rally seemed a lot like the May Day rallies of past years. People chanting: "Si se puede, si se puede"

But instead of "yes we can" perhaps the marchers should have said "yes we did."

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May Day Rallies
6:48 am
Wed May 2, 2012

Northwest Rallies On May Day

Demonstrators gathered and marched near the state capitol building in Salem.
Photo by Chris Lehman Northwest News Network

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber says he'll convene a workgroup to study possible changes to the state's driver'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.

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