Photos: Occupy May Day rally

The 99 percenters took to the streets to mark International Workers’ Day.

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Photograph: Brendon Stuart

A group of protesters, including a marching band, crossed West 42nd Street as it entered Bryant Park.

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Several protesters were arrested on Broadway during the Wildcat march.
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May 1, 2012, Bryant Park.
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May 1, 2012, Bryant Park.
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May 1, 2012, Bryant Park.
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A pyramid-shaped tent covered in photographs of the Occupy movement was held aloft during the Pop-up Occupation in Bryant Park.
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The Occupy Guitarmy got ready in Bryant Park for its march to Union Square.
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Black Bloc protesters took to the streets of Chinatown during the Wildcat march.
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Black Bloc protesters were arrested on Broadway during the Wildcat march.
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Picket signs were available for people to take and use at the rally in Union Square.
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Fabric printed with Occupy logos was handed out to people during the Union Square rally.
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May 1, 2012, Union Square.
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May 1, 2012, Union Square.
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Tom Morello and the Occupy Guitarmy performed Woody Guthrie's "This Land Is Your Land" in Union Square.

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Dancing in Union Square.
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Rev. Billy delivered a sermon in Union Square, accompanied by a choir.
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Thousands gathered in Union Square on Tuesday afternoon.
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News and police helicopters hovered above the Solidarity March from Union Square to the Financial District.
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Police lined the sidewalks on Broadway during the march downtown.
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Chalk-writing on the street near Bowling Green.
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Police lined the street at 55 Water Street.
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Public assembly in the amphitheater of 55 Water Street.
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Protesters convened at 55 Water Street.
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Rows of police just outside 55 Water Street.
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May 1, 2012, 55 Water Street.
On Tuesday, May 1, the Occupy movement (in cooperation with the immigrants march and the annual NYC workers’ march) took part in a variety of May Day events, some with permits and others without. Photographer Brendon Stuart was there throughout the afternoon, snapping Tom Morello’s string -instrument Guitarmy, as well as the large Solidarity March from Union Square to the Financial District.

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