May Day Protesters Gather Outside JP Morgan Chase HQ in Manhattan

New Yorkers kicked off May Day protests early on May 1, marching from Bryant Park to the JP Morgan Chase headquarters in Manhattan, where they attempted to block the entrance. Over a dozen arrests were made, according to local reports.

The protesters outside JP Morgan were joined by others outside the Wells Fargo building as part of a larger Take on Corporate Backers of Hate March, targeting the corporate entities for financing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention centers and private prisons across the country.

Following marches through several areas of Manhattan, to demonstrate outside buildings run by what the organizers refer to as the 9 Corporate Backers of Hate, protesters planned to converge at Foley Square in the early evening hours for a May Day Rally & Celebration. Credit: Instagram/giligetz via Storyful