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May Day march held on Las Vegas Strip

Posted at 5:36 PM, May 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-01 20:56:27-04

Organizers and police expect several thousand union members and immigration policy activists to take part in a May Day march on the Las Vegas Strip.
Culinary Union spokeswoman Bethany Khan says the Monday evening demonstration is expected to gather hotel workers ending their work day at Las Vegas Boulevard resorts for a walk across an Interstate 15 overpass to a rally at a vacant lot near the Palms hotel-casino.
Kahn says 5,000 or more people could take part, and the message will be heavily pro-immigrant.

The march began near Las Vegas Boulevard and Spring Mountain Road.

Las Vegas' May Day March Coalition is comprised of the Culinary Union, Bartenders Union Local 165, NV State AFL-CIO, Nevada State Educators Association (NSEA), Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada (PLAN), Service Employees International Union (SEIU 1107), Fight for $15, For Nevada's Future, Planned Parenthood of Southern Nevada - Raiz, UndocuNetwork UNLV, Jewish Voice for Peace, Democratic Socialists of America - Las Vegas, Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA), Mi Familia Vota (MFV), 96.7FM La Campesina, Black Democratic Empowerment Project, Battle Born Progress, CHISPA Las Vegas, and the Human Rights Campaign - Las Vegas.