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Former ’60s Activist Bill Ayers Among May Day Protesters

Cropped photograph of Professor Bill Ayers

Cropped photograph of Professor Bill Ayers (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Occupy protesters have amped up May Day labor demonstrations across the country with a wide range of partnering organizations and individuals. Former 60s anti-war activist William “Bill” Ayers is among those protesting in Chicago on Tuesday.

He said he planned to participate in the May Day demonstration at Union Park in Chicago and the subsequent march.

“We’ll march right past the scene of the Haymarket massacre,” Ayers said of the protest in favor of an eight-hour work day in 1886 that was bombed. ”There used to be a big statute in tribute to police power but it was taken down.

Now there’s a wonderful piece of public art celebrating the movement for labor rights and the anarchists’ movement.

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via Former ’60s Activist Bill Ayers Among May Day Protesters.

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