May Day in Photos
Thousands took to the streets in Greenbrae, San Francisco and Oakland to protest for immigration reform, better health benefits and to support unions. View more photos from the day.
At about 8:30 p.m. Oakland police declared an unlawful assembly and asked the thousands of protesters gathered at Frank Ogawa Plaza to disperse.
Here, police form a line on Broadway, blocking a cross street, while a customer gets her hair styled upstairs.
An explosive device detonates after police rush protesters at 14th and Broadway.
Thousands of protesters who were marching in Fruitvale join the group at Frank Ogawa Plaza. More than 90 police line the city hall. Meanwhile, the drum circles and marching bands began playing in earnest.
About 3,000 protesters march on International Boulevard.
About two hundred protesters marched from downtown San Francisco to Turk and Gough where they took over a building owned by the San Francisco Catholic Archdiocese. A month earlier protesters had tried to take over the same building.
Jesse Nesbitt, 34, of San Francisco, began throwing bricks, pipes and other debris at police and protesters alike after 888 Turk was cleared out. He is charged with aggravated assault, aggravated assault of a police officer and felony vandalism.
Hundreds of protesters gathered at Frank Ogawa Plaza in the afternoon. A woman was arrested at 14th and Broadway in downtown Oakland. This arrest set off scuffles between protesters and police.
An explosive device goes off near 14th and Broadway as police arrest another demonstrator.
Protesters threw paint at police officers near 14th and Broadway.
Protesters work on an elaborate chalk drawing at Frank Ogawa Plaza.
Although the protests were called off at the Golden Gate Bridge, protesters still gathered at the Golden Gate Ferry Larkspur Terminal early in the morning.Related