Photo Essay: Thousands Rally in Vermont Capital for International Workers’ Day

Approximately 2,000 people gathered in Montpelier, Vermont on May 1st for the Put People and the Planet First march and rally. The event took place alongside parallel gatherings held throughout the world to mark International Workers’ Day. Here are some photos from the day’s events.

The crowd gathers in front of the state’s capitol building in Montpelier, VT.

Marching through downtown Montpelier, VT.

The Brass Balagan band plays.

Farmers from Burlington, VT’s Intervale march with their tools.

Members of the Vermont organization Migrant Justice march.

The May Day artists’ bloc.

The march ended at the state capitol building where members of dozens of social and labor organizations spoke.

For more information, visit the Vermont Workers’ Center.