May Day Protests
A man accused of tossing bricks into a crowd of people during Tuesday’s San Francisco May Day protests will face felony charges, according to the San Francisco Police department.
Police began making arrests early Wednesday morning, removing protesters from a building owned by the Catholic archdiocese of San Francisco that was occupied during May Day protests.
At least 23 people were arrested during May Day protests in Oakland on Tuesday. Meanwhile, police in riot gear faced off with dozens of protesters who occupied a building in San Francisco.
Police and merchants in San Francisco’s Mission District were cleaning up Tuesday morning after protesters vandalized dozens of businesses and cars in the neighborhood on Monday night.
The labor movement and Occupy have teamed up for some powerful protests this May Day, but unions were apprehensive of initial plans to “shut down” the Golden Gate Bridge.
Protesters gathered at the Larkspur Ferry terminal Tuesday morning as Golden Gate Ferry Service was shut down as expected over a ferry workers’ strike coinciding with May Day and Occupy-related demonstrations.
More than 4,000 registered nurses at 10 Sutter Health hospitals in Northern California are walking off the job in Tuesday’s May Day protests.
One person was arrested after a protest march in the San Francisco’s Mission District led to acts of vandalism, including against the Mission police station, authorities said.
Bay Area labor unions along with the Occupy movement are planning protests, picket lines and walkouts on May Day.