Occupy May Day: Union Square Is “A Serious Mosh Pit” Right Now

As New York’s weather turned into a classic spring afternoon, groups are converging on Union Square from all parts of the city ahead of a march to Wall Street at 5:30 PM. The park is packed with families, students and demonstrators in colorful costumes. Police helicopters buzz overhead, monitoring the crowd. Strong showing of pro-labor and immigrant support groups advocating immigrant rights and reform.

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