Then the leftists screwed it up.
In the latter part of the 1800s, May Day was the date chosen for International Workers' Day by the Communists and Socialists of the Second International to honor the Haymarket affair in Chicago.
On Monday, police in Portland, Oregon had to shut down a May Day protest when it morphed into a riot after leftists began throwing smoke bombs and other paraphernalia at police. Twenty-five arrests were made, including a 14-year-old who was charged with rioting.
The Portland anarchists were dressed like ISIS scumcrumpets with covered faces and bandanas. They began breaking windows at businesses, setting fires on streets in the downtown area and damaged police cars.
In Seattle, Wash., five anarchists were arrested--one for throwing a rock as pro- and anti-Trump demonstrators faced off.
In the land of unicorns and magic mushrooms, Oakland, California, four people created a semi-human chain to block a county building and were arrested. They were demanding that county law enforcement refuse to collaborate with federal immigration officials.
Ironically, none of the protesters had even one illegal immigrant with a criminal record living nearby to their homes.
In Olympia, Washington, police ordered anarchists to disperse, calling them "members of a mob" as they threw bottles, fired pepper spray and shot marbles from slingshots at police. Nine officers were struck and nine protesters were arrested who had lost their marbles.
Across the country, most protests were peaceful with simple, mindless chants demanding free stuff from people who had the stuff to give them through their own hard work.
In a park in Los Angeles, thousands of people waved American flags waving signs that read: "love not hate" and not hitting Trump supporters with them this time.
The White House did not respond to requests for a response to the day's demonstrations, possibly because Trump knew that anything he said would be used against him.
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