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In what is anticipated to become the largest protest of the year so far for the Occupy movement, Occupy Wall Street organizers are preparing for a general strike on International Workers' Day, also known as May Day, and Occupy Denver is calling for protesters, businesses and laborers to stand in solidarity with this international day of protest.
According to its website, Occupy Denver will hold a rally on May 1st at Civic Center Park and a march around Denver. In the afternoon, protesters will meet back up at Civic Center Park for activities for both adults and children, live music, food and teach-ins to round off the day.
Occupy Denver issued this statement earlier this year about the importance of May Day:
Now is the time for community, neighborhood, school and work groups to organize autonomous and direct actions. As long as we are attacked and deprived of our basic rights, we will not allow for business as usual. We will support independent efforts of people to claim control over their workplaces, schools, and community as the beginning stages of our journey towards reclaiming our lives and taking the power back.
May Day will be the beginning of a new chapter of struggle for justice and equality. As we occupy our streets, workplaces, neighborhoods, and other common spaces, we start to build a new world within the shell of this old world of injustice and inequality. Let May 1st be the beginning of a new chapter that has yet to be written.
For more information on Occupy Denver's May Day plans, visit their website here.