BOISE -- Occupy Boise is expected to join like-minded protesters from around the country in organizing May Day rallies and events to honor the working class.

Organizers are encouraging the supporters to skip out on work, class and other obligations Tuesday to show solidarity with laborers and draw lawmakers' attention to the economic inequities central to the Occupy movement.

May Day events in Boise include a keynote speech on the courthouse steps, a rally at the Anne Frank Memorial and a march to Capitol Park.

Occupy Boise is still battling the state in federal court to continue its nearly six-month protest on the old Ada County Courthouse grounds.

Participation has waned since a federal judge's preliminary decision allowing the group to stay but also banning camping-related activities on the land.

Here's the tentative schedule:

12:00 2:00 Listening Across Differences: Occupy Boise Vigil Site (6th and Jefferson downtown) Mary M. Clare, author of 100 Voices: Americans Talk About Change will speak about opening the door to dialogue to guide the reclaiming of our democracy
2:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. Rally at Ann Frank Memorial
4:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. March to Capitol Park
5:30 Celebration and conversation

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