USA: Several protests converge on White House for May Day demonstrations

Several groups of protesters including truckers and environmental activists held simultaneous protests outside the White House in Washington DC on Friday, marking May Day, the international Labour Day, held despite the coronavirus lockdown in the capital. Trucks could be seen lined up along Constitution Avenue, with drivers honking their horns as they protested working conditions and low per mile... Еще fees, with Janet Sanchez, one of the protesters saying, «We drivers are tired of the abuse, the abusive pay we're receiving, the abuse we're getting in warehouses of receiving and shipping, they pay us 80 cents per mile, one dollar per mile, the equipment costs hundreds of thousands of dollars, we're responsible when they fall, they're in our trucks and we're the ones who earn the least.» Other groups joined the action, demanding people's bailout amid coronavirus crisis. «We want to make sure that big corporations are not the ones getting the money, that small businesses and people in our community are getting the support we need,» said Patrick Young, the organiser of Shutdown DC While some states have started to ease coronavirus restrictions on Friday, Washington DC remains under a lockdown order which started in March. The Distict of Columbia has over 4,600 confirmed cases and 231 people have died with the virus as of Saturday according to Johns Hopkins University.

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