Photojournalist, El Marco was there to record the weirdness in all its glory:
The International Workers’ Day march in Denver brought some colorful characters to Colorado’s Capital Building Saturday. A diverse group of Anarchists, Marxists, and Revolutionary Zapatistas joined forces to protest Arizona’s new immigration law. White skinned people dressed up as tourist trap “Aztecs” burned incense and performed a new age ritual to sanctify the march. They blessed the 4 winds, blew a conch shell and lifted a dried hawks wing skyward. There were about 100 marchers including children.
Go to Looking at the Left for many more pictures from El Marco’s photo-essay.
Michelle Malkin: May Day/Che Day: Reconquista returns
LA Times:LAPD estimate crowd at immigrant rights rally is about half of what was expected [Updated] This one was “mostly peaceful”, too.
Well, my stars, Greece had a mostly peaceful May Day rally, too:
A protester uses molotov cocktails against riot police during May Day protests on May 1, 2010 in Athens, Greece. Thousands of protesters gathered in Athens and other Greek cities to participate in May Day rallies, angered by the harsh austerity measures demanded by the EU. Reports suggest that the 45 billion euros ($60 billion) already pledged by the International Monetary Fund and European Union will be insufficient to tackle Greece’s mounting debt crisis. (Milos Bicanski /Getty Images)
Those riot police got off easy. At least they didn’t have to work the dreaded Quincy Tea Party beat.
At least 1,500 pro-amnesty protestors rallied in downtown San Francisco Saturday.
Local tea party members, and the Golden Gate Minutemen, approximately 40 of them, staged a counterprotest. Three of the Patriots group were chased, beaten and injured by the pro-immigration thugs. Arrests were made…developing….
See video at Uncoverage. I kid you not…the reporter actually says, “for the most part the event was peaceful, but…”
In the interest of fairness and full disclosure…I was able to find an example of tea party violence on this website:
Patriot Alvin shows Obama how pitchforks are really used — on IRS agents!