Austin: International Workers’ Day Banner Floated on Town Lake

A massive red banner reading “Work or Wages, May 1 International Workers’ Day” with large hammer and sickle’s on either side attached to flotation devices was deployed last Friday on Austin’s Town Lake (Lady Bird Lake), part of the Lower Colorado River, symbolizing the workers struggles around the world for Communism.

The banner measuring an estimated 10 by 40 feet was visible from the Lamar Street Pedestrian Bridge and could still be seen floating on the river last Sunday.