|Members of the Bohio Atabei and Taíno iukaieke Guainia were some of the Taíno community members present at the May Day Rally in New York's Union Square|
In New York, protesters in Union Square and Washington Square Park chanted, played instruments and waved signs with various slogans in English and Spanish, such as “Workers united will never be defeated.”
Among the demonstrators at Union Square, Taíno community members joined the rally in solidarity with the thousands of protesters who blocked roads and marched in Borikén (Puerto Rico) to bring attention to the decade-long economic crisis and looming austerity measures. Taíno community members were also amongst the mass of protestors in Borikén.
Both on the island and in New York demonstrators denounced the U.S. territory's leaders as well as the U.S federal control board overseeing its finances.