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May Day March Scheduled for Downtown Reno

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An immigration march be held in downtown Reno Wednesday at 3:30pm at the Reno City Plaza ice skating rink.

The annual May Day marches come as Congress considers sweeping legislation that would bring out of the shadows many of the estimated 11 million people living in the U.S. illegally.

Similar rallies are being held nationwide and around the world as workers call for better pay and working conditions.

Thousands in Bangladesh demanded safer conditions for workers after more than 400 died in the country's worst-ever industrial disaster.

In Hong Kong, workers said they are suffering and hope this international labor day will promote change.

And in London, thousands of demonstrators marched to Trafalgar Square to fight for free education and more jobs.

French workers also marched in the streets to protest a record-high unemployment rate.

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