Immigrant Rights March, May Day 2006

On May 1, 2006, hundreds of thousands marched in cities across the U.S. in protest of a harsh anti-immigrant bill in the U.S. Congress. Reviving a traditional labor holiday, immigrant workers called their action a "Day without Immigrants" and a "General Strike." As many as half a million participated in the Los Angeles march, pictured here in a snapshot taken by janitors activist Juan Way. The nationwide marches marked a turning point for the immigrant rights movement.
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Juan Way, “Immigrant Rights March, May Day 2006,” Justice for Janitors History Project, accessed June 20, 2019,

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