A large number of people have held May Day demonstrations in several US cities, criticizing President Donald Trump for his hostile policies toward undocumented immigrants.
The labor activists, who led the Tuesday protests, described Trump’s crackdown on immigration as an assault on vulnerable workers in some of the country’s lowest-paying jobs.
Los Angeles saw the biggest rally where several hundred peaceful protesters marched through downtown under cloudy skies and a slight drizzle, carrying banners in support of union and immigration, while chanting, “Union power” and “This is what democracy looks like.”
“No rain, no clouds, no hate, no division is going to keep workers from celebrating with immigrants, with refugees …, with the criminal justice reform community, with the environmental justice community,” union leader Laphonza Butler told the crowd.
Protester Fabian Barcenas said he wanted to give voice to “millions of workers who…