Greek unions have called a 24-hour strike which will disrupt transport, banks and hospitals on May Day. The government delayed the traditional May Day holiday until May 7 so businesses could benefit from extra trade in the run up to Orthodox Easter.
On May 1, many Torontorians took to the streets as part of a May Day protest. From ending war to the Occupy Movement citizens walked to bring awareness to issues that they felt strongly about.
Hundreds gathered at Nathan Phillips Square Tuesday to celebrate May Day and protest against capitalism, austerity measures being imposed by all levels of government and the so-called war on workers' rights and immigrants.
A Nazi demonstration has taken place in the northern quarter of Berlin on May Day. The demonstration was blocked by several thousand counter protesters who rallied against the presence of the Nazis in the city.
As today is the start of May, it is also known as “May Day.” So far, many across the world have started to celebrate May Day in their own ways. Celebrates have taken place across the world as a result.
"We will use force as the law permits...It is natural that an illegal demonstration will be stopped." "There are necessary reasons for this, and this has to be understood. Taksim Square has a lot of traffic, and it's difficult to control."