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May day News

Taiwan to review minimum wage after thousands rally on Labor Day

Taipei - Dozens of trade union members, labor rights groups and student groups marched in the streets Thursday, protesting against low pay and the use of temporary workers.

May Day highlights labour issues in Alberta Special

Edmonton - The annual May Day march in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada addressed some specific issues of concern to workers' rights in the province.

Greece hit by 24-hour strike

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.

Video: May Day marches in Germany explode into violence

The traditional May Day demonstration in Berlin turned violent as left wing protesters clashed with police. Arrests were made.

Over 2,000 march in May Day Parade in Toronto Special

Toronto - 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.

May Day in Toronto: No bankers, borders, bosses or capitalism Special

Toronto - 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.

May Day: Protests & demonstrations worldwide on Workers' Day

Worldwide demonstrations and protests see tens of thousands of people out on the streets to mark International Workers' Day.

Civil-liberties concerns follow arrests before UK royal wedding

A British religious think tank is raising civil-liberties concerns after a number of arrests were made in Britain just days before the wedding today of Prince William and Catherine Middleton.

Nazi demo in Berlin on May Day Special

Berlin - 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.

Same or Different Reasons, Many Demonstrate On May Day 2009

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.

May Day Demonstrations Suppressed in Turkey

"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."

May Day protesters demand path to citizenship

Thousands of people across the country protested today to demand a path to citizenship for approximately 12 million illegal immigrants.
 

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Violence broke out during a demonstration in Berlin on May Day.
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May Day 2014 in Edmonton.
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Hundreds march along Queen Street during a May Day/Occupy Toronto/No One is Illegal demonstration in Toronto.
May Day 2014 in Edmonton.
May Day 2014 in Edmonton.
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A Toronto Police Services central field command truck stands by during a May Day/Occupy Toronto/No One is Illegal demonstration in toronto.
May Day 2014 in Edmonton.
May Day 2014 in Edmonton.
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Hundreds march along Queen Street during a May Day/Occupy Toronto/No One is Illegal demonstration in Toronto.
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May Day 2014 in Edmonton.
May Day 2014 in Edmonton.
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Speakers addressing the crowd during a May Day/Occupy Toronto/No One is Illegal demonstration in toronto.
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Hundreds rally at Nathan Phillips Square during a May Day/Occupy Toronto/No One is Illegal demonstration in toronto.
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Hundreds march along Queen Street during a May Day/Occupy Toronto/No One is Illegal demonstration in Toronto.