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May Day Marchers Call for Equal Treatment

University of Minnesota students are calling out President Trump for his stance on immigration. (Minnesota Socialist Students)
University of Minnesota students are calling out President Trump for his stance on immigration. (Minnesota Socialist Students)
May 1, 2017

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- May Day marches and rallies are being held across Minnesota today - several on University of Minnesota campuses - in a show of support for the state's immigrants.

Matthew Boyton with Students for a Democratic Society said the gatherings are to celebrate International Workers Day and show support for people doing some of the hardest work in the country. He said it's not right that the Trump administration has made those workers who are most vulnerable to exploitation by employers feel fear in the communities they call home.

"There are lots of people who live in the United States already, some of whom were born in other countries or who were transported into the U.S. at a very young age, and who in Minnesota have lived in the Twin Cities their whole lives, who are feeling like second-class citizens,” Boyton said.

The rally will be held at 3:30 on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus, then the event will merge in East Phillips Park with a march organized by the Resist From Day One Coalition. Other rallies will be held at the University of Minnesota Morris, and at the campus in Macalester.

Boyton said participants are raising their voices against President Trump’s proposed border wall and his plans to ramp up deportation as well as national right-to-work legislation.

"We're coming together as a community,” he said. "We're rallying people across the state to say that we stand with our immigrant brothers and sisters and recognize that they actually are a part of our community, that they contribute a whole lot to American society."

Marches across the state also include labor groups and contingents from the Women's March, Black Lives Matter, refugee groups and those representing the Muslim community.

Veronica Carter, Public News Service - MN