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5th Annual Labor Day Parade Held Downtown

Posted at 6:17 PM, Sep 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-02 19:17:52-04

The Labor Day weekend kicked off with a celebration in downtown Nashville.

The weather was perfect for the 5th annual Labor Day parade, and there was a large turnout.

People marched through the streets with signs and flags. It was the first time the event has been held in downtown.

Participants said the event celebrates people who have fought for workers’ rights, and they were excited to be a part of it.

“It’s really an important time for our city because there are so many important conversations about how to benefit from development going on, and this is bringing that message right downtown where all of it is happening,” said Ethan Link, of the Laborer’s International Union of North America.

The parade was sponsored by Workers Dignity, Tennessee AFL-CIO, the Central Labor Council, and Middle Tennessee Jobs with Justice.