VIDEO: Clashes in May Day across Globe

Mon May 2, 2016 09:58:54

Thousands have taken to the streets globally to mark International Workers' Day. In several European countries demonstrations which began in a generally peaceful way turned violent and tear gas and water cannon were both deployed.

Labor Day protests in Turkey resulted in at least one death, with one man being killed in an incident in Istanbul. He was run over by a police water cannon vehicle, as the riot police presence was huge on the streets of Turkey's largest city.

In the French capital, May Day celebrations coincided with nationwide escalating protests by trade unions and students taking a stand against labor reforms proposed by the French government and set to come before parliament next week. Sporadic clashes with police were reported on the streets of Paris.

Elsewhere in the world, May Day rallies have been generally peaceful, with tens of thousands people having taken to the streets for both spring festivities and rallies in support of broader workers' rights.


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