May 1st, known as May Day was supported by Occupy Wall Street and joined with labor unions, immigration-rights activists and protesters to mount marches and pickets.
May 1st, known as May Day was supported by Occupy Wall Street and joined with labor unions, immigration-rights activists and protesters to mount marches and pickets. The number of protesters built slowly during the day, as Occupy supporters came in from New York’s outer boroughs and from smaller protests throughout the city. Protesters traveled down Broadway from Union Square toward Bowling Green, at the southern end of the city. The march was led by five taxis from the New York Taxi Workers Alliance, and for most of the walk was led by a combination of union, Occupy, and immigrant-rights activists. The march ended by Bowling Green, and following a series of union speeches and dancing by the Wall Street Bull, groups of protesters began to splinter off or call it a day after 8:30 p.m. 1,000 occupiers gathered at a park on Water Street to the east of Bowling Green after 9 p.m., where they held a meeting and discussed the possibility of trying to spend the night in the space. Police moved in at 10 p.m. and pushed most of the protesters out of the park with little resistance. 30 arrest where made in total.