Protestors marched from Union Park Tuesday with a variety of issues on their agenda; bank bailouts, workers rights and gay rights, among them.
On a day traditionally held to honor lives lost during Chicago’s Hay Market workers riot 126 years ago, this march was one of several protests around the country.
Chicago police kept close watch on the crowd, as they made their way to Federal Plaza.
No arrests were made.
Chicago police said "We are pleased with the May Day event, due to the of quality of training of our officers and the professionalism of the department."
And while some downplayed comparisons of Tuesday’s protest to the upcoming NATO demonstrations, they agree it is a testing ground for what’s to come.