Occupy May Day in Duluth

By KBJR News 1

May 1, 2012 Updated May 1, 2012 at 6:00 PM CST

Duluth, MN (Northlands Newscenter)
-- Members of Occupy Duluth set up camp at the Minnesota Power Plaza today as part of a nationwide celebration of International Workers Day.

Occupy spokespeople say the festival of the 99 percent is designed to draw attention to the resistance of corporations who want to hold on to the election system.

Similar events happened across the country today.

Members of Occupy Duluth say the movement wanted to set up a different kind of May Day.

"They get the day off in other first world nations, and we hope to establish a more important May Day here in America."

The event is planned to go through midnight.

Music, poetry readings, and speakers are all on the agenda throughout the evening in Duluth.