May 2008 – Venice High Students Rally For Immigrant Rights

About 400 Venice High School students staged a rally on May Day in support of immigrant rights.
The students left their classes but did not leave the campus. Nervous police and school administrators hovered on the edge of the rally.
David Torres, a high school junior, told the Beachhead that the students were not engaged in a walkout, but were simply demonstrating their support for the rights of immigrants.

The Venice High rally was one of several at L.A. schools. At least one walkout was reported.

The May Day activities included a complete shut down of west coast ports by the Longshore Union (ILWU). The one-day strike was to demand an end to the occupation in Iraq.

Two May Day marches converged on downtown L.A. for a rally (see photos on page four).

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