Occupy groups plan May Day rally in Portland

Posted May 01, 2012, at 5:17 a.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — Two Occupy groups are joining organized labor activists for a May Day rally in Portland.

OccupyMaine, Occupy University of Southern Maine and the Maine AFL-CIO plan to gather in Congress Square on Tuesday. Cosponsors of the event include the Southern Maine Labor Council and the Southern Maine Workers’ Center.

Occupy USM will stage a walkout to draw attention to the issue of student debt. The group will march to Congress Square to meet with the other groups for a rally. OccupyMaine’s rally will include community speakers, street theater, a soap box and celebratory activities marking international workers’ day.