• Supporters of the Iraqi Communist Party chant slogans during an International Worker's Day, or Labour Day, rally in Baghdad.
  • Labor rights activists shout while holding signs reading "Forbid Temporary Worker Services" during a rally for labor rights on international Labor Day in Taipei, Taiwan.
  • Protesters set fire to an effigy of Philippine President Benigno Aquino during a May Day rally near the presidential palace in Manila.
  • Members and supporters of the Lithuanian social democratic party and trade unionists take part in a May Day parade in Vilnius.
  • Protester shield themselves from police during a May Day demonstration in Istanbul, Turkey.
  • A riot police officer fires tear gas to push back protesters during a May Day demonstration in Istanbul, Turkey.
  • A Turkish protestor wearing a gas mask and a hard hat takes cover during clashes with riot police who prevent demonstrators from reaching Taksim Square in Istanbul for a May Day rally.
  • German policemen use pepper spray against left-wing protesters during May Day demonstrations in Rostock.
  • Ignacio Fernandez Toxo (2nd L) and Candido Mendez (2nd R), general secretaries of Spain's leading trade unions CCOO and UGT, march as they are flanked by Basque CCOO and UGT leaders Unai Sordo (L) and Raul Arza during May Day celebrations in Bilbao.

May Day Rallies Worldwide

Published May 01, 2014

Across the globe, people flocked the streets on May 1 to celebrate International Labor Day, or May Day.

You May Like

Photogallery Belgian Security Measures Foreshadow New Normal for Europe

Rising threat of terrorism, disaffected Muslim populations and open borders, along with refugee, migrant crisis, are creating perfect storm for Europe, which some analysts fear continent is ill-suited to weather

Competing Claims of Responsibility for Mali Hotel Attack

Malian authorities ask public for help in identifying gunmen killed in attack, amid conflicting claims of responsibility from multiple jihadist groups active in the country

Video Debt-ridden Refugees Await Onslaught of Lebanese Winter

Aid agencies are attempting to reduce potentially devastating consequences of freezing conditions and snowstorms that killed eight last year, including three Syrian refugees