Residents celebrate May Day in Brooklyn park

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People around the borough Saturday celebrated May Day, which supports workers around the world.

Organizers said the community event, held at Maria Hernandez Park in Bushwick, lifted up working-class immigrant neighborhoods.

The movement grew largely from the labor movement of the 19th century -- championing rights like fair wages and an eight-hour workday.

Organizers say while the holiday celebrates the rights of everyone earning a paycheck, there's a particular focus on low-income workers who are often not treated fairly.

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