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Occupy Wall Street’s May Day General Strike

Scenes from the New York rally and parade

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A man in a suit walks by a marching band of demonstrators in midtown Manhattan during Occupy Wall Street's May Day General Strike in New York on May 1st, 2012.

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Jessica Lehrman

Both Sides

An OWS medic stands next to an NYPD officer during Occupy Wall Street's May Day General Strike in New York on May 1st, 2012.

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Black Bloc Protest

A Black Bloc demonstrator runs through the street during Occupy Wall Street's May Day General Strike in New York on May 1st, 2012.

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Theater for the 99 Percent

Demonstrators find unique ways to show their support during Occupy Wall Street's May Day General Strike in New York on May 1st, 2012.

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Morello Marches

Tom Morello marches with the many other guitarists of the Occupy Guitarmy during Occupy Wall Street's May Day General Strike in New York on May 1st, 2012.

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The Guitarmy

Guitarists march into Union Square as a police helicopter flies overhead during Occupy Wall Street's May Day General Strike in New York on May 1st, 2012.

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Dan Deacon

Dan Deacon speaks to thousands gathered at Union Square during Occupy Wall Street's May Day General Strike in New York on May 1st, 2012.

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Jessica Lehrman

Tom Morello

Tom Morello addresses the crowd in Union Square during Occupy Wall Street's May Day General Strike in New York on May 1st, 2012.

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Jessica Lehrman

Union Square

Demonstrators assemble in Union Square for a concert during Occupy Wall Street's May Day General Strike in New York on May 1st, 2012.

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Immortal Technique

Immortal Technique performs for demonstrators in Union Square during Occupy Wall Street's May Day General Strike in New York on May 1st, 2012.

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Backstage in Union Square

A behind-the-stage view of the concert in Union Square during Occupy Wall Street's May Day General Strike in New York on May 1st, 2012.

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Everyone Marches

People from all types of backgrounds joined with unions to march down Broadway during Occupy Wall Street's May Day General Strike in New York on May 1st, 2012.

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The March Down Broadway

Thousands of demonstrators march down Broadway in support of Occupy Wall Street's May Day General Strike in New York on May 1st, 2012.

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Youth Support

Supporters lined the sidewalks as others march down Broadway during Occupy Wall Street's May Day General Strike in New York on May 1st, 2012.

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General Assembly

Occupy Wall Street demonstrators hold a large general assembly at 55 Water Street in New York after the May Day General Strike March down Broadway on May 1st, 2012.

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Arrests

A demonstrator is arrested by NYPD while participating in Occupy Wall Street's May Day General Strike in New York on May 1st, 2012.

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NYPD

An NYPD officer blocks demonstrators from crossing Water Street after the general assembly during Occupy Wall Street's May Day General Strike in New York on May 1st, 2012.

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The Walk Home

A demonstrator dressed as Jesus Christ walks home after marching down Broadway during Occupy Wall Street's May Day General Strike in New York on May 1st, 2012.

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