Workers around the world marked May Day with protests and demonstrations for better pay and working conditions.
Workers and activists marked May Day around the world Monday with defiant rallies and marches for better pay and working conditions.
Police detained 70 people in Istanbul as they tried to march, garment workers in Cambodia defied a government ban to demand higher wages, and workers in Spain deplored the country’s 19 percent jobless rate.
Thousands are expected to participate in large marches and demonstrations across the Western hemisphere Monday to observe May Day, also known as international workers day.
While May Day protests traditionally focus on worker’s rights, this year’s protests are expected to focus heavily on divisive U.S. president Donald Trump. As the USA Today reported,
“There’s a real galvanization of all the groups this year,” Fernanda Durand of CASA in Action told the paper. That group will lead a march of 10,000 people in Washington, D.C., to bring attention to immigrants’ rights. The Rise Up movement has organized 259 events in more than 200 cities, USA Today said.
Here are some photos from May Day events around the world:
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