- Posted May 2, 2012 by
San Francisco, California
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Occupy Wall Street
May Day in San Francisco
- Jareen, CNN iReport producer
On Tuesday May 1st(MayDay) the groups "Occupy Solidarity Network, Jobs with Justice, Progressive Workers Alliance, OccupySF Action Council, Occupy Education NorCal and SF Labor Council" hosted "The People's Festival" in San Francisco's Financial District. Several main streets in SF were closed as protesters, activists, families, children, workers plus many other disenfranchised and struggling communities held street theatre, flash mobs, music performances, and puppet shows in the intersection of Market and Montgomery streets. Also a huge Rise Up 99% logo was painted on the street. This protest shutdown that area, but after it was over protesters cleared out and facilitated the opening up of the streets that had been closed.
SEIU, or the Service Employees International Union members entered the Westfield Shopping Center and shouted down the businesses and customers.
The video are just snippets from the action that day.