Photos: May Day Gaza protests sweep the Bay Area


Several worker unions, college students and community organizations marched, sat-in and continued to camp out throughout the Bay Area during May Day protests on Wednesday.

In the East Bay, Oakland Sin Fronteras, a coalition of organizations that support workers and immigrant rights, held a march to recognize and celebrate International Worker’s Day and in solidarity with Palestinian people. Nearly a thousand or more protesters marched down Telegraph Avenue and Broadway on their way to a rally at City Hall’s Frank H. Ogawa Plaza.

The Port of Oakland shutdown, which was organized by several groups including Bay Resistance, Anti-Police Terror Project and Palestinian Youth Movement ended up not taking place as the port shut down in advance of the protest. A smaller group did gather at the West Oakland BART station in the late afternoon.

Protests also place in San Jose, San Francisco and at college campuses including UC Berkeley and Stanford, where tent cities have been erected in solidarity.

— by Nollyanne Delacruz

Protesters in front of the Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building for a May Day rally on Wednesday, May 1, 2024, in Oakland, Calif. (Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group) 
Pro-Palestinian protesters march down Broadway as they head to a May Day rally at City Hall in downtown Oakland, Calif., on Wednesday, May 1, 2024. Multiple protests took place throughout the Bay Area as part of May Day action in support of workers and Palestinian people. (Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group)
Pro-Palestinian protesters march down Broadway as they head to a May Day rally at City Hall in downtown Oakland, Calif., on Wednesday, May 1, 2024. Multiple protests took place throughout the Bay Area as part of May Day action in support of workers and Palestinian people. (Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group) 
Protesters gather along Clay Street in front of the Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building for a May Day rally on Wednesday, May 1, 2024, in Oakland, Calif. (Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group)
Protesters gather along Clay Street in front of the Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building for a May Day rally on Wednesday, May 1, 2024, in Oakland, Calif. (Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group) 
Protesters gather along Clay Street in front of the Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building for a May Day rally on Wednesday, May 1, 2024, in Oakland, Calif. (Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group)
Protesters gather along Clay Street in front of the Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building for a May Day rally on Wednesday, May 1, 2024, in Oakland, Calif. (Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group) 
Pro-Palestinian protesters march down 14th Street as they head to a May Day rally at City Hall in downtown Oakland, Calif., on Wednesday, May 1, 2024. Multiple protests took place throughout the Bay Area as part of May Day action in support of workers and Palestinian people. (Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group)
Pro-Palestinian protesters march down 14th Street as they head to a May Day rally at City Hall in downtown Oakland, Calif., on Wednesday, May 1, 2024. Multiple protests took place throughout the Bay Area as part of May Day action in support of workers and Palestinian people. (Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group) 
Musicians play as pro-Palestinian protesters march down Broadway as they head to a May Day rally at City Hall in downtown Oakland, Calif., on Wednesday, May 1, 2024. Multiple protests took place throughout the Bay Area as part of May Day action in support of workers and Palestinian people. (Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group)
Musicians play as pro-Palestinian protesters march down Broadway as they head to a May Day rally at City Hall in downtown Oakland, Calif., on Wednesday, May 1, 2024. Multiple protests took place throughout the Bay Area as part of May Day action in support of workers and Palestinian people. (Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group) 
Protesters in front of the Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building for a May Day rally on Wednesday, May 1, 2024, in Oakland, Calif. (Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group)
Protesters in front of the Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building for a May Day rally on Wednesday, May 1, 2024, in Oakland, Calif. (Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group) 
Pro-Palestinian protesters march down 14th Street as they head to a May Day rally at City Hall in downtown Oakland, Calif., on Wednesday, May 1, 2024. Multiple protests took place throughout the Bay Area as part of May Day action in support of workers and Palestinian people. (Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group)
Pro-Palestinian protesters march down 14th Street as they head to a May Day rally at City Hall in downtown Oakland, Calif., on Wednesday, May 1, 2024. Multiple protests took place throughout the Bay Area as part of May Day action in support of workers and Palestinian people. (Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group) 
Pro-Palestinian protesters march down Broadway as they head to a May Day rally at City Hall in downtown Oakland, Calif., on Wednesday, May 1, 2024. Multiple protests took place throughout the Bay Area as part of May Day action in support of workers and Palestinian people. (Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group)
Pro-Palestinian protesters march down Broadway as they head to a May Day rally at City Hall in downtown Oakland, Calif., on Wednesday, May 1, 2024. Multiple protests took place throughout the Bay Area as part of May Day action in support of workers and Palestinian people. (Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group) 
Pro-Palestinian protesters gather at a May Day rally at City Hall in downtown Oakland, Calif., on Wednesday, May 1, 2024. Multiple protests took place throughout the Bay Area as part of May Day action in support of workers and Palestinian people. (Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group)
Pro-Palestinian protesters gather at a May Day rally at City Hall in downtown Oakland, Calif., on Wednesday, May 1, 2024. Multiple protests took place throughout the Bay Area as part of May Day action in support of workers and Palestinian people. (Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group) 
Pro-Palestinian protesters gather as a man break dances at a May Day rally at City Hall in downtown Oakland, Calif., on Wednesday, May 1, 2024. Multiple protests took place throughout the Bay Area as part of May Day action in support of workers and Palestinian people. (Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group)
Pro-Palestinian protesters gather as a man break dances at a May Day rally at City Hall in downtown Oakland, Calif., on Wednesday, May 1, 2024. Multiple protests took place throughout the Bay Area as part of May Day action in support of workers and Palestinian people. (Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group) 
Pro-Palestinian protesters gather at a May Day rally at City Hall in downtown Oakland, Calif., on Wednesday, May 1, 2024. Multiple protests took place throughout the Bay Area as part of May Day action in support of workers and Palestinian people. (Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group)
Pro-Palestinian protesters gather at a May Day rally at City Hall in downtown Oakland, Calif., on Wednesday, May 1, 2024. Multiple protests took place throughout the Bay Area as part of May Day action in support of workers and Palestinian people. (Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group) 
Chris Khamis, of Hayward, gathers with other pro-Palestinian protesters at a May Day rally at City Hall in downtown Oakland, Calif., on Wednesday, May 1, 2024. His mom who was born in Palestine knitted the flag he's carrying. Multiple protests took place throughout the Bay Area as part of May Day action in support of workers and Palestinian people. (Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group)
Chris Khamis, of Hayward, gathers with other pro-Palestinian protesters at a May Day rally at City Hall in downtown Oakland, Calif., on Wednesday, May 1, 2024. His mom who was born in Palestine knitted the flag he’s carrying. Multiple protests took place throughout the Bay Area as part of May Day action in support of workers and Palestinian people. (Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group) 
Pro-Palestinian protesters gather at a May Day rally at City Hall in downtown Oakland, Calif., on Wednesday, May 1, 2024. Multiple protests took place throughout the Bay Area as part of May Day action in support of workers and Palestinian people. (Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group)
Pro-Palestinian protesters gather at a May Day rally at City Hall in downtown Oakland, Calif., on Wednesday, May 1, 2024. Multiple protests took place throughout the Bay Area as part of May Day action in support of workers and Palestinian people. (Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group) 
Protesters in front of the Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building for a May Day rally on Wednesday, May 1, 2024, in Oakland, Calif. (Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group)
Protesters in front of the Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building for a May Day rally on Wednesday, May 1, 2024, in Oakland, Calif. (Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group) 

 

 

 



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