May Day March in Providence Draws 200 to Protest Racism, Deportations

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — About 200 May Day marchers formed a sea of red flags and diversity as they moved from one symbolic site to the next Monday to advocate for a living wage, equality, fairness and environmental causes.

Timed as part of International Workers’ Day, the march assembled at Burnside Park in Kennedy Plaza at 3:15 p.m. and drew activists from community groups, trade unions, student organizations, religious groups and opponents of fossil fuels.

Next to a sign that said, “Stop the war on the visibly poor,” one of the first speakers decried arrests in Burnside Park, saying they violated the rights of the homeles

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