May Day on Sunday 3 May – the march and family day

Banner outside Trades Hall before the march

Banner outside Trades Hall before the march

The Melbourne May Day Committee held its annual march, concert and family festivities at Trades Hall on Sunday 3 May. Attendance seemed smaller than last year, to begin with at least, but still amounted to a respectable showing on the march through the city. Children were especially well catered for this year, with not only the usual rides and slides, but also a splendid miniature train to ride on the march. Most prominent was a large contingent of the Tamil community, but many others will be seen in the following images, and in this slideshow on YouTube:

History on the wall of Trades Hall

History on the wall of Trades Hall

This slide was tempting for grown-ups as well ...

This slide was tempting for grown-ups as well ...

Also for the children ...

Also for the children ...

Solidarity with workers of El Salvador

Solidarity with workers of El Salvador

This banner speaks for itself

This banner speaks for itself

One of the stalls - http://www.iww.org.au/

One of the stalls - http://www.iww.org.au/

Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group - http://melbourneanarchistcommunistgroup.org/

Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group - http://melbourneanarchistcommunistgroup.org/

The march sets off

The march sets off

Some rode on a truck ...

Some rode on a truck ...

 ... others on a train.

... others on a train.

Another reading of A(ustralian) B(uilding)& C(onstruction) C(ommission)

Another reading of A(ustralian) B(uilding)& C(onstruction) C(ommission)

Obstructing police?

Obstructing police?

Passing the State Library

Passing the State Library

MACG in the Bourke Street Mall

MACG in the Bourke Street Mall

Remembering the Eureka Stockade

Remembering the Eureka Stockade

This is Aboriginal land ...

This is Aboriginal land ...

Back at Trades Hall, the choir

Back at Trades Hall, the choir

Time to relax a bit

and time to relax a bit

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