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As the May Day rally stretched into the evening, protesters take time out for a group massage at Pershing Square.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times

A demonstrator at Pershing Square holds a sign offering a bit of affection during the May Day rally.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times

Police presence was heavy on 5th street near Pershing Square.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times

It wasn't all seriousness at the May Day rally, as one participant demonstrates in the evening at Pershing Square.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times

The crowd takes in a musical performance at Pershing Square during the evening of the May Day rally.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times

LAPD officers in riot gear face protesters at Broadway and 5th Street in late afternoon.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

LAPD officers are on guard as Occupy L.A. and May Day demonstrators march through downtown.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

Occupy L.A. protesters and May Day marchers confront LAPD officers at 4th near Broadway.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

An LAPD officer takes a stance during the May Day march.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

A May Day marcher photographs the goings-on at 4th near Broadway.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

Alejandra Valles, a vice president of SEIU leads protesters as they carry a banner through LAX and down the middle of Century Boulevard.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

LAPD officers take union organizer Dev Das into custody as 10 protesters sat in the middle of Century Boulevard at Avion.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Workers at LAX congregate in the Tom Bradley terminal before marching through other terminals heading east out of airport onto a closed Century Boulevard during a labor march.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Workers march east out of LAX on a closed Century Boulevard as they went on a one-day general strike to protest what labor activists called unfair practices, with airlines using hired contractors instead of unionized employees.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Protesters break windows of downtown businesses including American Apparel and NikeTown during a May Day rally.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Joshua Trujillo / Seattlepi.com

A police officer uses mace on a protester in front of an American Apparel store during an Occupy Seattle May Day rally and anti-capitalism march Tuesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Stuart Isett / Bloomberg

A protester swings a hammer at the glass door of a Wells Fargo branch during an Occupy Seattle May Day rally.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Stuart Isett / Bloomberg

A Seattle police officer rides past a smoke bomb after protesters shattered windows in downtown businesses during a May Day rally.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Joshua Trujillo / Seattlepi.com

A protester is arrested on Wall Street in Manhattan. Demonstrators took to the streets there to voice their feelings against corporate America.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

About 7,000 people take part in a May Day protest march from Union Square to Wall Street.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

Jesus Garcia, in a wheelchair, leads a chant before the start of a May Day march at the intersection of Olympic Boulevard and Broadway.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

Signs help tell the story for Manhattan protesters.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

Hundreds march down Broadway downtown, many carrying signs about immigration issues.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

Brian Mac waves a flag during the May Day immigration reform rally downtown.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles TImes

Waitress Erica Dickerson takes a picture of May Day marchers from the front window of UMAMIcatessen restaurant on Broadway.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

Angelica Alvarez of Juarez, Mexico, expresses herself during the downtown march.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles TImes

May Day demonstrators fill the intersection at Broadway and 2nd Street downtown.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times

Hundreds of May Day demonstrators walk along Broadway in downtown Los Angeles to voice their opinion on jobs, education, and immigration reform.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

Efrain Iniguez pushes a cart carrying E.T. and another pair of aliens while participating in the May Day march down Broadway in downtown Los Angeles. The aliens wore t-shirts that stated, "I don't want to be an alien. I want to be legal." The May Day marchers hope to bring attention to the need of good jobs, education and immigration reform.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

Artist John Garcia poses with a painting he made of Emiliano Zapata along Broadway where hundreds participate in the May Day march in downtown Los Angeles.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

Protesters drive toward May Day rally in downtown Los Angeles along Central Avenue near 41st Street.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

A man wearing an American flag bandana as a mask joins dozens of people at the start of the May Day march at the intersection of Olympic Boulevard and Broadway.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

A banner reading "Legalization Now! Immigration Reform, Good Jobs and Education for All" lays across Broadway before the start of the May Day march in downtown Los Angeles.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

Geovanni Ortiz, 20, with the Southgate Community Adult School, makes his statement at the intersection of Olympic Boulevard and Broadway.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

Dozens of people begin to gather at the the intersection of Olympic Boulevard and Broadway as some carry a banner that features UFW leader Cesar Chavez.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

A police lieutenant swings his baton at Occupy Wall Street activists. Hundreds of activists with a variety of causes spread out over New York City on International Workers Day, or May Day, with Occupy Wall Street members leading a charge against financial institutions.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mary Altaffer / Associated Press

A man is arrested during a May Day protest. People around the world gathered for May Day protests against austerity measures and calling for higher wages.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JUSTIN LANE / EPA

Protesters unveil an Occupy Wall Street banner in Bryant Park as they rally and prepare for a May Day march.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bebeto Matthews / Associated Press

Police officers try to make arrests during a May Day protest.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JUSTIN LANE / EPA

Protesters take to the streets in Manhattan voicing their frustration with corporate America.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

Workers at Los Angeles International Airport went on a one-day general strike today to protest what labor activists are calling unfair practices by airlines using hired contractors instead of unionized employees.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

A young girl participates in a May Day protest in front of the offices of News Corp.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDREW GOMBERT / EPA

Occupy Wall Street protesters voice their grievances in front of the Bank of America building.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Monika Graff / Getty Images

New York police officers guard the Bank of America building during an Occupy Wall Street protest.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Monika Graff / Getty Images

A protester is arrested by New York police during a May Day rally in front of the Bank of America building.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Monika Graff / Getty Images

Tammy Bick of Hamdon, Conn., joins the May Day rally at Bryant Park.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Monika Graff / Getty Images

Occupy protesters picket in front of the Bank of America building.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Monika Graff / Getty Images

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May Day protests

Dozens of Occupy Wall Street activists spread out to protest at banks and other New York City businesses Tuesday to mark International Workers Day, or May Day.

Protesters gathered at Bryant Park in Manhattan and prepared to march to financial institutions including Chase, Citibank and Bank of America.

On the West Coast, authorities at Los Angeles International Airport had a busy day Tuesday. Not only were they dealing with airport workers picketing because of May Day, but they were also contending with heightened security because of the one-year anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death.

Other May Day rallies included a march down Broadway in downtown L.A.

Read full story: May Day protests test LAPD

2 Comments

  1. May 2, 2012, 9:35 am

    I'm really disappointed in the Times' coverage of the May Day protests. On a day when people across the nation staged demonstrations in major cities, the Times dismisses it with a few paragraphs. And what little coverage there is seems mostly devoted to tallying arrests, in spite of the fact that the demonstrations were mostly peaceful. I used to read the Times regularly, but now I rarely buy it. Reporting like this makes me wonder why I buy it at all.

    By: cmaddren
  2. May 4, 2012, 3:56 pm

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