Over two hundred march from Armstrong park through the Central Business District to New Orleans City Hall to commemorate International Workers Day.
Starting from Armstrong Park members of the Congress of Day Laborers, an organized group of Latino day laborers, led the crowd. They were followed by The Hot Eight, a local brass band.
Most of those in attendance arrived shortly after the storm to help with the rebuilding efforts. They have suffered severe exploitation as many employers withheld pay from them for weeks at a time. They also were required to work in very unsafe and unsanitary conditions without proper protective equipment.