May Day in the Bay Area CA

Four comrades were able to participate in a march in the Fruitvale District of Oakland for May Day. The march was sponsored by Oakland Sin Fronteras https://oaklandsinfronteras.wordpress.com/. Members included Antonio Salas, Jenna Tuttle, Tina Phillips, and Zachary Mingue Sohn. Members met at Fruitvale Plaza at 3pm on May 1st to gather. The march was 3 miles long down a large street to San Antonio Park where food and drinks were served by local groups and speakers spoke on important issues. Attention was paid to immigrant labor and labor unions. Many red and red and black flags were present.

The spirit of the march was very lively with many chants, lots of people holding signs and banners, people playing music, multiple drum circles, and a diverse crowd. It was a hot spring day and some marchers were getting sun fatigued in the long march, including Tina Phillips. Comrades stepped up to help provide drink