It's May Day: Around the world in pictures
All over the World
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Today is not just a day of celebration. It's clearly a day of protest - for a variety of reasons, all of which boil down to the objections of the people to the huge gap between rich and poor.
|Hundreds of thousands of workers are gathering across the world to mark May Day. In the Philippines capital, Manila, around 8,000 demonstrators burned an effigy of President Benigno Aquino after he rejected calls for a pay increase|
|In Cambodia, garment factory workers in Phnom Penh released birds in an act intended to symbolise freedom|
|Workers in Indonesia's capital, Jakarta, marched to the presidential palace to demand better pay and a halt to outsourcing|
|In Bangkok, Thailand, around 3,000 workers took part in a colourful rally to demand better working conditions|
|In Moscow, a drum band marched through the city as part of a rally organised by the Russian Federation of Trade Unions|
|A student demonstration against tuition fee increases took place in Taipai, Taiwan, where thousands of protesters marched through the city|
|About 4,000 members of civic and labour groups marched through Seoul to protest against government policies|
|The northern French city of Lille held a march|
|A demonstrator from the Occupy London movement offers a flower to a commuter during a protest inside London Liverpool Street train station in London on May 1, 2012. (Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg/Getty Images)|
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