EventsEventsPodcasts
Loader

Find Us

ADVERTISEMENT

Workers and activists mark May Day around the globe

Workers and activists mark May Day around the globe
Copyright 
By Euronews
Share this articleComments
Share this articleClose Button
Copy/paste the article video embed link below:Copy to clipboardCopied

Workers and activists around the world have marked May Day with defiant rallies and marches.

ADVERTISEMENT

Workers and activists around the world have marked May Day with defiant rallies and marches. Some were peaceful, others less so.

In the US trade unionists and civil rights groups took part in rallies in several major cities. In New York around 500 protesters marched through Manhattan challenging President Donald Trump’s immigration policy and his intention to step up deportations.

On #MayDay I stand tall against the Trump Administration's hateful rhetoric & anti-immigrant policies. We're stronger than him! #HereToStaypic.twitter.com/lh7oSuvTtb

— Justino Mora (@JustinoMora1) May 2, 2017

“I believe that the concept of patriotism has changed from going to war to trying to defend democracy,” said one protester.

The Latest: Thousands march in Las Vegas on May Day – Washington Post https://t.co/A8aiB2MftI

— The New York Tribune (@nytrb) May 2, 2017

In Havana there was a lone protest of another kind. One man briefly disrupted the start of Cuba’s largest annual political event sprinting out with a US flag before being tackled and dragged away.

Germany celebrated May Day amid heightened security, four months after a truck attack on a Christmas market left 12 dead.

Police made multiple arrests in Berlin after far-left demonstrators threw bottles at officers provoking several small skirmishes.

A beautiful and revealing series of pics from yesterday's #MayDay workers' march in #PhnomPenh#Cambodiahttps://t.co/dmEl9oCXzBpic.twitter.com/yEo9FcrJlh

— Jenni Reid (@Watchjen) May 2, 2017

In the French capital thousands of workers marched for their rights just days before the decisive second round of the country’s presidential election.

Both trade unionists and anti capitalists were out on the streets in large numbers. Although mainly uneventful trouble flared as some masked demonstrators clashed with police leaving one officer seriously burnt.

Share this articleComments

You might also like

"We belong to Europe" - Hungarians hold May Day rally

Russian LGBT activists arrested during march against 'killing and torture' of gay men in Chechnya

Turkey: May Day protests turn violent