Thousands of people marched through downtown San Francisco for May Day on May 1, 2017. The holiday is also known as International Workers' Day and Bay Area protests focused on the concerns of immigrant workers, including undocumented laborers. Bert Johnson/KQED
Thousands of people marched through downtown San Francisco for May Day on May 1, 2017. The holiday is also known as International Workers' Day and Bay Area protests focused on the concerns of immigrant workers, including undocumented laborers. (Bert Johnson/KQED)

PHOTOS: May Day Rallies Across the Bay Area, L.A.

PHOTOS: May Day Rallies Across the Bay Area, L.A.

Since 2006, Latinos have turned out on May Day to protest U.S. immigration policies. But this year, International Workers’ Day marches are expected to draw a larger coalition of those immigrants rights groups, women’s groups and LGBTQ advocates.

Labor and immigrant advocates are planning walkouts and protests, gearing up this time for big crowds in light of President Trump’s proposed immigration policies.

Here are photos from today's rallies taking place in Los Angeles and across the Bay Area.

Activists with the Bay Resistance coalition blocked the entrance to a parking lot behind the San Francisco ICE building during May Day protests on May 1, 2017. The day's events were called "A Day Without Immigrants" to highlight the pressures immigrant workers say they face under a Trump administration. (Bert Johnson/KQED)
Members of Danza Xitlalli, an indigenous Mexican dance troupe, performed during May Day protests in San Francisco on May 1, 2017. (Bert Johnson/KQED)
Protesters chant during a May Day demonstration outside a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Thousands of people marched through downtown San Francisco for May Day on May 1, 2017. The holiday is also known as International Workers' Day and Bay Area protests focused on the concerns of immigrant workers, including undocumented laborers. (Bert Johnson/KQED)
Marchers hold space around the ICE building on Sansome Street. They will join other marches at Justin Herman Plaza. (Bert Johnson/KQED)
A May Day march through Oakland's Fruitvale district drew hundreds on May 1, 2017. Unlike the sister event in San Francisco, Oakland's protest passed through a largely residential area and drew curious neighbors out of their homes. (Bert Johnson/KQED)
The Filipino Workers Center represents at the May Day march in L.A., where Executive Director Aquilina Versoza says she wants to "uplift" the visibility of Filipino immigrants. (Deepa Fernandes/KQED)
Berta Ramírez is here for her family and to protect those without papers. Don't be afraid, come out and March, she says. (Deepa Fernandes/KQED)
Peaceful protest of local police's collaboration with ICE at the County of Alameda Administration Building in Oakland. (Sam Harnett‏/KQED)
Unions out at the May Day rally in Los Angeles, including SEIU Local 99, United Here and Roofers Local 36. (Deepa Fernandes/KQED)
Raquel Ortega of San Francisco is at May Day rally to "fight for prosperity and Justice for all people." (Bert Johnson/KQED)
Velinda Wallace is a student at San Francisco State University double majoring in Latino studies and biology. "It's truly an honor to be here because, with papers or without papers you know, nobody was born in this land, you know just Native Americans. So we should all be out here no matter who you are, what race, what color skin you are, what country, you know, we have to fight for this." (Mariana Urban/KQED)

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