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4 arrested after May Day protests in Baltimore

May Day sparks protests of immigration policies
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Posted at 8:44 AM, May 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-02 08:43:15-04

Four people were arrested after May Day protests in Baltimore Monday.

Activists Rev. CD Witherspoon, Rasika Ruwanpathirana, Andrew Mayton and Alec Summerfield were arrested at Baltimore’s Immigration and Customs Office.

Protesters gathered McKeldin Square and marched to City Hall the same day thousands nationwide were expected to take to the streets for protests.

May Day, or International Workers Day, usually sparks global protests in favor of workers' rights. 

This year, many in the U.S. planned to march for LGBTQ awareness, and against police misconduct and President Trump's immigration policies.

Organizers urged immigrant-owned businesses to close their stores for the day.

May 1 is also Loyalty Day, which President Trump proclaimed with a statement, calling it a day to "recognize and reaffirm our allegiance to the principles" of U.S. foundations.