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American snapshot: May Day downtown, today

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A protester wheels "aliens," including an E.T. doll, down the street in downtown Los Angeles, May 1, 2012
Photo by Mae Ryan/KPCC

KPCC's Mae Ryan has been in downtown L.A. this afternoon snapping photos of various protesters as a series of May Day marches converge, including an immigrant rights march.

This protester wins the prize for creativity. From Mae's notes: "A man carts aliens with shirts that read "I don't want to be an Alien. I want to be legal." We had no idea, E.T. Now you're out.

More on the day's rallies at; also, a post on Multi-American explores the directions in which the immigrant rights movement has gone since the historic May Day rallies of 2006.