While crowds gather in Downtown Oakland this May Day, San Francisco is scheduled to see a rally of its own. "International Workers Day Regional Festival and March," as the event is listed on Facebook with scant details, will begin at 1:30 p.m. at Civic Center, continuing there until 3:30 p.m.

As Hoodline reports, live entertainment, speakers, and music are all expected, with groups will tabling at the event and advocating for immigrant and workers' rights. Then, at 3:30 p.m., the group plans to march to 24th and Mission, and there a closing program will occur from 5 to 5:30 p.m.

The organizers, in addition to advocating for the rights of workers and immigrants, have invoked "the struggle of Black communities against state-sanctioned violence in the U.S." We'll update this story as the rally and march occur.

Update: Supporters are beginning to arrive, the Chronicle is reporting.


Frank Chu is protesting, too, as is his vocation.

Update: Looks like the crowd (of about 200) is headed toward the Mission.

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Workers Rising for Dignity / Migrants Against State Violence via Facebook