New York City — A police lieutenant swings his baton at Occupy Wall Street activists. Hundreds of activists with a variety of causes spread out over New York City on International Workers Day, or May Day, with Occupy Wall Street members leading a charge against financial institutions. PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mary Altaffer / Associated Press
If you think May Day is a spring festival for dancing around some pole while throwing flowers and hoping to see a fantastic creature like a unicorn, you’re in the wrong century and probably the wrong dimension.
I dunno…some of these protests look like they came straight out of “the wrong dimension…and even involve unicorns:
An Occupy Wall Street protester holds a sign during a demonstration on April 13, 2012 in New York City. In preparation for massive May Day demonstrations, Occupy Wall Street protesters continue to hold weekly "Spring Training" demonstrations. Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
Protest organizers said they intended to show the “1 percent” what life without the “99 percent” would look like, as they encouraged workers and students to take a day off in solidarity against income inequality and “unjust” corporate practices.