This is a two for the price of one blog post! MAY DAY, MAY DAY is an international term used to seek aid or help. You’ve heard it in the movies, on television and hopefully not ever on a ship, boat or plane on which you were traveling. The origin of this universal plea for help is derived from the French term, “m’aider“ – translation, “help me”.
HELP ME! And that’s my segue to the other May Day. May or May Day is traditionally known as International Worker’s Day. In New York City, Union Square has a long history of being the meeting place to gather to express concern, protest, rally and demonstrate. Today OWS or Occupy Wall Street plans to begin their march/demonstration from Union Square.
And this year’s protest poster distributed by OWS looks like this:
And our on the spot, ready to shoot photographer, Murray was in Union Square scouting out the preparations for the big day. These photos were taken 2 days ago which gives you an idea of how huge a demonstration is planned for today.
All photos courtesy of Murray Head