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Tucson May Day rally

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

At least one hundred Tucson residents hit the streets for the "May Day" march and rally this morning at St. John's Church at 12th Avenue and Ajo Way.

The group marched and chanted for almost two miles to Rudy Garcia Park at 6th Avenue and Irvington.

May Day marches began in the U.S. back in 1880 as a way to bring light to labor rights. More recently, the main issue has been immigration reform here in Southern Arizona.

The group included lawmakers, church groups and community leaders. They were all calling for justice and dignity for immigrants and all workers. Many in the group have seen the proposal by the so-called gang of eight, but they think it needs work.

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