Monday May 1st, 2006
The taquerias were all closed.
Hundreds united at Milam Park starting at noon for an all day celebration and rally for Worker & Migrant justice. There were murals, music, street theatre and letter writing.
Leading with red flags, tens of thousands took to the streets. The energy bounced off the high rise hotels. Waves of chanting filled dowtown. Looking into the crowd, the image was of families marching together. Parents, kids, grandparents, babies. Marchers went to the office of Senator John Cornyn to protest his racist views and taped demands to his office windows.
The crowd was greeted with music and speakers as the mile-plus long lines of people quickly overtook Travis Park.
Around the Nation:
Tens of Millions take to the street, businesses close and workers leave their job in over 200 cities.
Across the World:
Thousands of marches were held to recognize international workers day. In Mexico, people boycotted US corporate stores and products and didn't cross the border.
Miles marcharon por las calles de San Antonio - RUMBO
Throngs Rally Across US - Express News
Estudiantes de UTSA se reuen al boicot - RUMBO
Growing Immigrant Rights Efforts Praised - Houston Chronicle
The day after... Pro-immigrant rallies leave question: who's in charge?
... Una protesta que desbordo expectativas