Thousands plan May 1 marches in US in heated election year
LOS ANGELES - Thousands are expected to rally in cities across the United States for immigrant and worker rights and against what they see as hateful presidential campaign rhetoric.
Events are planned for Sunday in cities from New York to Miami to Cleveland and to Los Angeles.
Organizers say they will speak out against rhetoric targeting immigrants, workers and women following remarks by leading Republican presidential contender Donald Trump.
Around the world, union members have traditionally marched on May 1 for workers' rights. In the United States, the annual events have become a rallying point for immigrants since massive demonstrations in 2006 against a proposed immigration enforcement bill.
Trump says that he is not racist or anti-immigrant. He says he simply wants the U.S. to stop illegal immigration and control its borders.