The rally focused on issues including rights for undocumented immigrants and raising the minimum wage.
Thousands of activists armed with flags, puppets and cow bells took to the city’s streets on Wednesday to rally for immigration reform and labor rights as part of worldwide May Day protests.
Approximately 40 arrests were made Tuesday on various charges, including disorderly conduct, blocking traffic and resisting arrests, the NYPD said.
Occupy Wall Street is urging followers to block traffic at bridges and tunnels to make it hard for people to get to work.
Thousands of workers and immigrant laborers took to the streets on Sunday to celebrate May Day, demanding rights for those “who toil in the sun” while others pocket the profits.