Minneapolis, St. Paul celebrate May

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The Twin Cities know how to celebrate May Day, and this weekend’s sunshine brought out the best. The photos are still coming in, and we’ll be adding links to slide shows as soon as we get them up. Want to share your photos? Bring them on! (See instructions at bottom of this article.)

Here’s a beginning:

Alan Wilfahrt’s MayDay parade

A selection of photos from the MayDay parade!

Lu Lippold’s MayDay parade

More photos from the HOTB MayDay parade!

Alan Wilfahrt’s May Day Immigrant Workers March


For the last 123 years, communities around the world have gone into the streets in remembrance of the 1886 Chicago workers strike, a strike led by immigrant workers demanding better rights for workers and better working conditions. Friday’s march in Minneapolis asked the Obama administration to stop the raids and deportations and provide a new avenue for legalization for the millions of undocumented immigrants living and working in this country. (Photos by Alan Wilfahrt, published under Creative Commons license)

Sheila Regan’s Cinco de Mayo on the West Side of St. Paul

How to send us your photos

The easiest way for us
The easiest way is to upload them to your Flickr account, make them a slideshow, and give all of the photos one tag that is identical — for example, “LakeStreetCincodeMayo” Then send us an embed link for your slide show. (Joining Flickr is easy and free.)


Another way
You can email your photos to editor@tcdailyplanet.net. If you do this, be sure that you follow these instructions:
1) Send NO MORE THAN 10 photos
2) Each photo should be no larger than 150K, or no larger than 500 pixels wide.
3) Be sure to give the name of the photographer, and a brief description for the slideshow.