Bakersfield May Day march held at Mill Creek Park

Posted at 8:16 AM, May 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-01 21:14:25-04

Falling in line with rallies and demonstrations across the United States, hundreds gathered Monday morning in downtown Bakersfield for a May Day march.

Members of the May Day Resistance Committee organized a march that began at 10 a.m. at Mill Creek Park. That march went through downtown Bakersfield, going past the Liberty Bell and then going back to Mill Creek Park. 

Organizers said they wanted to "seek to mobilize our community to create a culture of resistance, hold our elected leaders accountable, defend our Valley's diverse and vulnerable communities, and demand policies that will protect, empower, and provide opportunities for all our families."

This comes as President Trump declared May 1st "Loyalty Day" to recognize and reaffirm our allegiance to the principles on which America was built.