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May 1, 2013
Photos by Luke Hauser
Folks from Solar Cross, Reclaiming, and Food Not Bombs celebrated International Workers Day by dancing a maypole around the flagpole at Ogawa Plaza in downtown Oakland - site of 2011's Occupy Oakland encampment.
The maypole was danced as a march for an increased minimum wage gathered at the end of the working day, accounting for banners such as "Employer Scum, Your Time Has Come."
Nearby dance music drowned out any attempt to sing, but the maypole served as a magnet for kids in the crowd.
Thanks to Thorn/Solar Cross for putting out the call.
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