Nashville Antifa, Workers' Dignity coalition to rally today- 'International Workers' Day'
NASHVILLE, Tenn.--Several rallies are scheduled to take place around Nashville today in honor of "International Workers' Day."
Among the rallies will be the "Worker Solidarity Rally," organized by Nashville Antifa. The group will rally from 3 p.m.-7 p.m. at the Public Square in downtown Nashville to "assemble in solidarity with our fellow workers. Local workers, foreign workers, immigrant workers, women workers, young workers, student workers."
Nashville Antifa is a self-described group "dedicated to research and action against fascist cultural and political organizing."
Also taking place from 5:30-6:30 p.m. will be a march held by Workers' Dignity, calling for a living wage and "an end to local and national policies that target communities of color and working-class communities," per a media release from the group.
The coalition of groups participating in the march includes Workers' Dignity, Music City Riders United, Black Lives Matter Nashville, the Central Labor Council, Jobs with Justice, Justice for Jocques Coalition, Power Together Tennessee, UAW Local 737, and the Women's March Network. The coalition is calling the action one to "demand sanctuary for all," including affordable housing, better public transit, the end of wage theft, and an end to deportations.
The Workers' Dignity march will begin at Coleman Park, at the intersection of Nolensville Pike and Thompson Lane.