May Day

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∞Jaylene Maciel

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May 1st, 2017 was a global day of protest in support of workers and against what Donald Trump represents.

Many surrendered a shift’s pay. Labor and immigrant rights activists criticized Trump’s detention and deportation plan and called for a general strike on May 1, 2017 to emphasize the concerns of immigrants.

Growing up, I had always seen people protesting on television but had never been part of an actual march. It was a great experience and made me realize the strength of our people as a whole. I wanted to be a part of this movement because I firmly believe people united can make a difference.