Wednesday, May 01, 2013

May Day Around The World In Pictures


A Nigerian Army veteran attends a parade marking Workers' Day in Nigeria's commercial capital of Lagos May 1, 2013. Image: Akintunde Akinleye/Reuters


Tens of thousands take to the streets in Barcelona, Spain, on Labor Day. General Secretaries Josep Maria Alvarez of the UGT and Joan Carles Gallego, CC.OO, leading the march. General secretaries Josep Maria Alvarez of the UGT and Joan Carles Gallego, CC.OO, leading the march on the Labor day demonstration in Barcelona. -- Called by the mayor unions CC.OO and UGT, tens of thousands march through the city center of Barcelona to protest the Troika, the austerity measures and the government under the slogan they will all mess it up on 1st of May.


Israeli and Arab workers and supporters march in May Day parade in Tel Aviv Wednesday, May 1, 2013. Image: Eyal Warshavsky.



May Day rally sweep across India. Srinaga, India. 1st May 2013 -- Kashmiri low paid employees and labourers take part in a May Day rally in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir. Many work in the garment industry. -- The low paid workers and labourers staged rallies to commemorate International Workers Day. Many seek better amenities and better wages. Image: Abid Bhat



 New York, NY, USA : Richard Lynch ( fourth from left, ) also known as " The Angry Pacifist, " takes the Staten Island Ferry to Manhattan to participate in the Ocuppy movements demonstrations. Mr Lynch with a small group of Occupy suporters, some with anarchist flags planned to " occupy, " the ferry. They arrived in Manhattan peacefully. Image: Scott Houston




Immigrant and Greek workers march together in central Athens during a rally for International Worker's Day. -- Demonstrators gathered for International Worker's Day in central Athens. Image: Marcos Andronicou



Members of the Communist Party laying flowers on the monument of Lenin in the center of Kiev. -- Some 10,000 supporters of the Communist Party of Ukraine, marched in honor of May Day in the center of Kiev. On Labour Day, many political parties and unions host activities related to work and employment. Image: Sergil Kharchenko



Thousands march in London May Day rally, celebrating over 120 years of International Workers' Day. -- Thousands march in London May Day rally, celebrating over 120 years of International Workers' Day. May Day has been celebrated in London since the 1890s and this key day of international solidarity is marked every May 1st. Image: David Rowe
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