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AP PHOTOS: May Day protests around the world

 Russian nationalists hold a giant old Russian empire's black-yellow-white flag as they march during a rally to mark May Day in St.Petersburg, Russia,...
 A police lieutenant swings his baton at an Occupy Wall Street activists on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 in New York.  Hundreds of activists with a variety of...
 A demonstrator, who wished not to give her name, stands in front of the Georgia Capitol for a May Day immigration rally Tuesday, May 1, 2012, in Atla...
 An effigy of Bolivia's President Evo Morales flames after demonstrators set it on fire at a May Day event in La Paz, Bolivia, Tuesday, May 1, 2012. M...
 Police confront demonstrators during May Day protests on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 in Oakland, Calif.  Hundreds of activists across the U.S. joined the wo...
 Protesters try to break a shop's gate after a May Day march in Santiago, Chile, Tuesday, May 1, 2012. Clashes with security forces and riots marred t...
 Police officers and protesters scuffle, Tuesday, May 1, 2012 in New York.  Hundreds of activists with a variety of causes spread out over New York Ci...
 Demonstrators clash with police during May Day protests demanding everything from wage increases to an end to austerity measures, Tuesday, May 1, 201...
 A masked left-wing protester holds a poster as he walks with other demonstrators at a rally to mark May Day in Berlin's district Kreuzberg, Tuesday, ...
 Demonstrators vandalize a Bank of the West branch during May Day protests on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 in Oakland, Calif. Hundreds of activists across the...

APTOPIX Russia May Day

Russian nationalists hold a giant old Russian empire's black-yellow-white flag as they march during a rally to mark May Day in St.Petersburg, Russia,...

APTOPIX May Day Protests NYC

A police lieutenant swings his baton at an Occupy Wall Street activists on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 in New York. Hundreds of activists with a variety of...

APTOPIX May Day Protests

A demonstrator, who wished not to give her name, stands in front of the Georgia Capitol for a May Day immigration rally Tuesday, May 1, 2012, in Atla...

APTOPIX Bolivia May Day

An effigy of Bolivia's President Evo Morales flames after demonstrators set it on fire at a May Day event in La Paz, Bolivia, Tuesday, May 1, 2012. M...

May Day Protests

Police confront demonstrators during May Day protests on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 in Oakland, Calif. Hundreds of activists across the U.S. joined the wo...

APTOPIX Chile May Day

Protesters try to break a shop's gate after a May Day march in Santiago, Chile, Tuesday, May 1, 2012. Clashes with security forces and riots marred t...

APTOPIX May Day Protests NYC

Police officers and protesters scuffle, Tuesday, May 1, 2012 in New York. Hundreds of activists with a variety of causes spread out over New York Ci...

APTOPIX May Day Protests

Demonstrators clash with police during May Day protests demanding everything from wage increases to an end to austerity measures, Tuesday, May 1, 201...

Germany May Day

A masked left-wing protester holds a poster as he walks with other demonstrators at a rally to mark May Day in Berlin's district Kreuzberg, Tuesday, ...

May Day Protests

Demonstrators vandalize a Bank of the West branch during May Day protests on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 in Oakland, Calif. Hundreds of activists across the...

Activists staged May Day demonstrations around the world Tuesday to recognize a day traditionally associated with labor and workers' rights.
Tear gas, vandalism and arrests marked some of the demonstrations, as protesters demanded everything from wage increases to an end to austerity measures.
In Santiago, Chile, police blasted demonstrators with water cannon, and in Bogota, Colombia, activists ran through a flooded street to escape tear gas fired by authorities. Demonstrators in the Philippines and Bolivia burned effigies of their countries' leaders.
In Oakland, California, protesters were hit with a stinging gas and clashed with police in the street. In New York, police in riot gear faced off against several dozen Occupy Wall Street activists in front of a Bank of America office. About 50 demonstrators rallied outside of another Bank of America branch in Chicago.


Updated : 2020-12-05 13:39 GMT+08:00