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Dozens of May Day demonstrators march through downtown San Diego

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A loose-knit coalition of labor groups, students and Occupy San Diego activists rallied for workers' rights Tuesday in downtown San Diego, and blocked B Street for a short time.

About 75 demonstrators marched from San Diego City College to Civic Center Plaza for May Day. On the way, they sat down on the pavement in front of Wells Fargo Bank, blocking traffic for a few minutes before they completed their walk.

Another 75 or so people joined them on the Community Concourse, including a few who walked in carrying socialist banners.

Guillermo Gomez, a teacher at Lincoln High School, told the crowd that teachers, nurses, janitors and public sector workers were under assault.

"They're the most vulnerable of us," Gomez said.

Maria Felix, a janitor for 17 years, said she will keep fighting to provide a dignified life for her children.

Unionized janitors in San Diego are trying to get pay raises and a better health care package. A contract between the Service Employees International Union-United Service Works West and employers expires at the end of this month.

"Together we will win the fight for a better life," Felix said.

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