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

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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)

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Leading the front of yesterday's (mostly peaceful) march was a combination of various minority groups.

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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"

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These two ladies are not part of any groups. "We just wanted to participate to send a message," said Mary, right.

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More non-bum looking students

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Volunteers passing out free refreshments for marchers

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Tenant groups raising their voices about New York's growing foreclosure problem

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She was acting alone...she just wants health care

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Musicians Solidarity Council

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

And here, Cap unmasked

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4 comments
Jack4jackal
Jack4jackal

yea.. and "those bums" are people too..

Zcorrecttheory
Zcorrecttheory

These 'bums' are the reason they have money.... 

diceytroop
diceytroop

Great stuff, thanks Ben. Could you do me a favor and pop over to James' cubicle and ask him if he's doing all right? I'm worried about him. He's been hallucinating...

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