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May Day Strikes and Protests in the San Francisco Bay Area

Labor unions and Occupy activists nationwide are holding a series of strikes and marches May 1.


  1. This Storify covers events between 5am and 5pm. For additional coverage, please check out our live blog at
  2. The Oakland Tribune also has video of the protests from Tuesday afternoon and evening.
  3. Oakland May Day protests
  4. Some of the noteworthy events covered in this Storify, from Oakland: police clash with protesters; protesters march to banks; from San Francisco: protesters enter 888 Turk Street; immigration rally; ferry service closed the morning of May 1.
  5. As of 5pm, demonstrators are marching from Fruitvale to join other protesters in Frank Ogawa Plaza.

  7. PROTESTERS ENTER 888 TURK STREET (San Francisco):

    An estimated 400 Occupy San Francisco supporters marched to 888 Turk Street in mid-afternoon, planning to establish a commune in the building.