Monday, May 2, 2011

What if they threw a May Day parade and no one came?

That's pretty much what happened in Los Angeles:
By 10 a.m. only a few hundred immigrant rights and labor activists had gathered at Broadway and Olympic Boulevard in downtown Los Angeles to rally public support for legislation that would legalize the nation's 11 million illegal immigrants.

"It's really sad," Luis Ortiz, an ice cream vendor who has been coming to the rallies for the last 15 years, said of the small turnout. "I've sold very little, almost nothing."
I wonder if the right-wing media outlets will still run stories complaining that among the few that showed up people were "carrying flags of every nation except the USA." (Or maybe they'll complain that because the May Day rallies were so small, shoplifting didn't go down as much as with previous May Day rallies.)

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