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World's Workers Rise Up in Celebration and Protest on May Day


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World's Workers Rise Up in Celebration and Protest on May Day

Common Dreams staff

In marches and street demonstrations, people across the world on Thursday were marking May Day, or International Labor Day, by demanding better treatment of working people and union members as they also called for respect of democratic freedoms and equal rights.

In Turkey, thousands of people defied new laws barring unauthorized public protest and took to the street in Instanbul where they met with police in violent clashes: