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May Day March in Downtown Santa Ana Attracts an Estimated 1,000 People

by Duane Roberts Sunday, May. 02, 2010 at 7:12 PM
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Today I hopped aboard an OCTA bus and headed to downtown Santa Ana where I attended the May Day march that assembled at Sasscer Park, a small patch of public space located directly across the street from the Ronald Reagan Federal Building and Courthouse.

As a community activist, I've organized my share of protests and demonstrations, and I estimate that at least 1,000 people attended this march. There were dozens of moms pushing baby strollers, not to mention hundreds of high school and college students.

The Santa Ana Police, who have a history of overreacting at the sight of protesters, behaved very professionally. They helped stop the flow of traffic and allowed marchers to walk through red lights as they went from one location to another in the downtown area.

This march was organized by a core of intelligent and talented young people who have close ties with the Cultural Center of Mexico, Orange County Dream Team, and other grassroots organizations. They did a great job putting together this action!
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Crossing the intersection at Santa Ana and Flower Streets.

by Duane Roberts Sunday, May. 02, 2010 at 7:12 PM
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Marching across the street from O.C. Sheriff's Department Headquarters and Central Jail.

by Duane Roberts Sunday, May. 02, 2010 at 7:12 PM
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Marching across the street from O.C. Sheriff's Department Headquarters and Central Jail.

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Marching across the street from O.C. Sheriff's Department Headquarters and Central Jail.

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Marching across the street from Santa Ana Police Department Headquarters.

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Marching up Civic Center Drive.

by Duane Roberts Sunday, May. 02, 2010 at 7:12 PM
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Marching up Civic Center Drive.

by Duane Roberts Sunday, May. 02, 2010 at 7:12 PM
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Marching up Civic Center Drive.

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Marching up Civic Center Drive.

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Marching up First Street.

by Duane Roberts Sunday, May. 02, 2010 at 7:12 PM
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Marching up First Street.

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Returning to Sasscer Park.

by Duane Roberts Sunday, May. 02, 2010 at 7:12 PM
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Sign being held by a marcher at Sasscer Park.

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Santa Ana Police keep a watchful eye over the marchers.

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