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People of All Ages and Backgrounds Turned Out for May Day Yesterday

People of All Ages and Backgrounds Turned Out for May Day Yesterday

As fellow colleague James King wrote here , The New York Post dismissed yesterday's May Day event as a "joke", made up mostly of "bums".

While there were definitely a good number of attention-whorish characters, hooligans, and actual bums, many people who participated seemed to be normal folks, of all ages and various backgrounds, looking to let their voices be heard.

We'll let photos do the talking. (For more professional photos of yesterday's event, check out our slideshow, featuring images shot by C S Muncy)

Leading the front of yesterday's (mostly peaceful) march was a combination of various minority groups.
Leading the front of yesterday's (mostly peaceful) march was a combination of various minority groups.
Alex, Jeremy, and Jeremy, age 14, 14, and 13. Took bus from Princeton, New Jersey here to participate. "All this stuff doesn't affect us yet, but it will, it's our future"
Alex, Jeremy, and Jeremy, age 14, 14, and 13. Took bus from Princeton, New Jersey here to participate. "All this stuff doesn't affect us yet, but it will, it's our future"
These two ladies are not part of any groups. "We just wanted to participate to send a message," said Mary, right.
These two ladies are not part of any groups. "We just wanted to participate to send a message," said Mary, right.
More non-bum looking students
More non-bum looking students
People of All Ages and Backgrounds Turned Out for May Day Yesterday
Volunteers passing out free refreshments for marchers
Volunteers passing out free refreshments for marchers
People of All Ages and Backgrounds Turned Out for May Day Yesterday
Tenant groups raising their voices about New York's growing foreclosure problem
Tenant groups raising their voices about New York's growing foreclosure problem
She was acting alone...she just wants health care
She was acting alone...she just wants health care
Musicians Solidarity Council
Musicians Solidarity Council
People of All Ages and Backgrounds Turned Out for May Day Yesterday
People of All Ages and Backgrounds Turned Out for May Day Yesterday
People of All Ages and Backgrounds Turned Out for May Day Yesterday

Here's Cap leading the sprint towards Union Square during the home stretch of the afternoon march from Bryant Park

And here, Cap unmasked

People of All Ages and Backgrounds Turned Out for May Day Yesterday
People of All Ages and Backgrounds Turned Out for May Day Yesterday

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