A flickr member who is a contact, pointed out this photo to me. A photographer, Mikasi, shot the phalanx of police surrounding the protesters. It so happened that I was standing where the police were. Thanks to Mikasi (Mike Gordon) for letting me use this photo. More excellent May Day rally photos can be viewed in his Flickr stream.
May 1st is the International Workers’ Day and is a holiday in many countries. Here in the US, it is not a holiday, but it is recognized and celebrated, mostly with protests and marches – organized by the labor sector. In the past few years, immigration rights was the big issue. This year, the Occupy Movement is in the limelight, it’s We! Are! the 99% group which is very active, but the labor unions are very visible too.