A May Day march through Fresno Monday drew more than 200 people waving flags and chanting in Spanish as they moved along Ventura Avenue toward downtown’s Courthouse Park for a late-afternoon rally.
The multi-generational throng of marchers were waving American, Mexican and United Farm Worker flags as they moved down Ventura. Some held signs saying things like “immigrants make America great,” “we feed you” and “stop: no more deportations.” Some played drums as they marched, while others yelled through megaphones.
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Traffic officers with the Fresno Police Department escorted the protesters down Ventura. More police were visible along the route.
The march was organized by the Central Valley Committee for Immigrants Rights to protest the Trump Administration’s targeting of immigrants for deportation. The United Farm Workers of America and Service Employees International Union also participated.
Organizers said the Courthouse Park rally was organized to support worker rights, health care and immigrant rights, and feature speakers and music.