Two people were cited for violating metro graffiti ordinances Sunday during the May Day March and Rally labor protest.
Some of the demonstrators wrote on sidewalks and buildings with chalk, which violates Metro graffiti ordinances. Several people were detained, but no arrests were made since only chalk was used and no damage was done to any property.
Kentucky Jobs with Justice representative Attica Scott says despite the disruptions, the event was a successful show of solidarity for worker’s rights.
“We stayed focused on that issue,” she says “we prefer to stay focused on the positive instead of what happened with a few people who decided to take advantage of the opportunity we provided to do a different kind of action that wasn’t something that we supported.”
One citation was issued for possession of graffiti materials and one for desecration of a venerated object for marking on the World War II memorial outside Metro Hall.
“Our goal was met of having people come out and be in solidarity around worker’s rights immigrant worker justice” Says Scott, “so we stayed on focus we had an amazing turnout and good support of solidarity from a broad spectrum of our community.”