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Tens of Thousands Expected at May Day Rallies Across State

Immigrants rights groups marched in Los Angeles on May Day 2016. (Jorge-Mario Cabrera/CHIRLA)
Immigrants rights groups marched in Los Angeles on May Day 2016. (Jorge-Mario Cabrera/CHIRLA)
May 1, 2017

LOS ANGELES – Monday is May Day – and immigrants' rights and labor groups are banding together to celebrate with marches in hundreds of cities across the country, and across the Golden State.

The Los Angeles march has been going strong for 17 years. And Angelica Salas, executive director of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA), says this year the protest has special meaning.

"We are protesting the inhumane way immigrants are treated in this country, the lack of immigration reform and, in the age of Trump, just the cruel policies that seek to arrest detain and deport whole communities," she states.

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

The Los Angeles March starts at 11 a.m. at MacArthur Park and heads to City Hall.

Salas says it's a day to recognize the contribution of immigrants and people of color to society and to the workforce up and down the state.

"We have about 17 activities that are going to be happening throughout the state of California, including San Francisco, Sacramento, San Diego, so there's just a lot of action," she says.

For details on many of the marches, go to ReformImmigrationforAmerica.org.

Suzanne Potter, Public News Service - CA