Today is International Workers' Day, and a host of pro-worker, pro-immigrant and anti-Trump demonstrations are planned across the country.
The festivities will begin this morning at a rally out front of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office (630 Sansome St.), and a May Day march for workers' and immigrants' rights will follow.
In addition to today's marches and rallies, a number of local businesses and restaurants will be shuttered, and many companies, including Facebook and Uber, have said that workers participating in today's strikes won't be penalized.
Restaurant owner Adriano Paganini decided to keep his 20 Bay-Area businesses closed today. Paganini moved to San Francisco from Italy two decades ago.
"The subject of immigration remains very personal to me," wrote Paganini, "and it hits home to many of us. I feel proud to be an immigrant who has successfully built a business that provides jobs for many people and places to eat for our neighbors."
Here's a list of SF businesses that we know will be closed for May Day:
- Arizmendi Bakery (Valencia Street location)
- Cha Cha Cha (Mission location)
- Delarosa (both locations)
- El Techo
- Souvla (all locations)
- Super Duper (all locations)
- The Bird
- Uno Dos Tacos
- Rainbow Grocery
Here are a list of May Day events in San Francisco:
Here's what's going on in Oakland today:
Are there any businesses closed or events scheduled for May Day that we missed? Let us know! Text us at (415) 200-3233 if you're in SF or at (510) 757-9959 if you're in Oakland. As always, feel free to tweet us @hoodline, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or drop us a comment below.
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