May Day photos are celebrated with rallies around the world

Tens of thousands of people marched in cities around the world on Sunday for May Day protests to honor workers and shame governments for doing more for their citizens. In France, protesters shouted slogans against newly elected President Emmanuel Macron, a development that could set the tone for his second term.

Tensions erupted in Paris, as protesters smashed the windows of some banks, a fast food restaurant and a real estate agency, apparently in part the work of masked men dressed in black. The French police intervened by firing tear gas canisters.

May Day is often a time of strong emotions for workers in Europe, and protests over the past two years have been limited by pandemic restrictions.

Turkish police moved quickly in Istanbul to surround protesters near the closed Taksim Square – where 34 people were killed in a May Day event in 1977.

May Day celebrations in Russia also saw the arrest of anti-war protesters and bystanders across the country, including some who demonstrated in support of the authorities.

PARIS, FRANCE – MAY 01: Protesters clash with riot police during May Day protests on May 01, 2022 in Paris, France. Many businesses came under attack as marchers called for action to mitigate the soaring cost of living and action to avert the climate crisis. Powerful French unions have staged hundreds of marches across the country, calling for a “social third round” following the recent re-election of Emmanuel Macron in the second round of the French presidential election. The left-wing parties, which were not represented in the second presidential run-off, hope to make significant gains in the next legislative elections. (Photo by Sam Tarling/Getty Images)
Demonstrators take part in the May Day march of the German Trade Union Confederation DGB in Dortmund, Germany, on Sunday, May 1, 2022. (Bernd Thissen/dpa/dpa via AP)
A supporter of former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who is running for election with the Workers’ Party, carries her daughter during a May Day rally in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, May 1, 2022. ( AP Photo/Andre Penner)
People attend a May Day rally during the International Workers’ Day in Belgrade, Serbia, on Sunday, May 1, 2022. Workers and activists marked May Day with defiant rallies and marches for better wages and working conditions. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
Protesters take part in a May Day march organized by the CGIL, CISL and UIL Lombardia unions, in Milan, Italy, Sunday, May 1, 2022. (LaPresse via AP)
A man dressed as a clown marches during a May Day protest in Bogota, Colombia, Sunday, May 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
Cubans march, waving national flags and flags bearing the likeness of the hero of the revolution Ernesto “Che” Guevara, during the traditional May Day parade in Revolution Square in Havana, Cuba, Sunday, May 1, 2022 (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
NEW YORK, NY – MAY 01: Workers participate in a May Day rally in Manhattan on May 1, 2022 in New York City. Amazon workers recently organized a Staten Island facility called JFK8, encouraging other workers to lobby for their companies to unionize. (Photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)
MANILA, PHILIPPINES – MAY 01: Workers, activists and other sector groups marched to mark International Labor Day and to show support for Vice President and President Leni Robredo’s presidential bid on May 1 2022 in Manila, Philippines. Thousands of militant workers have expressed their support for the current vice president who is campaigning against the son and namesake of deposed dictator Ferdinand Marcos, who has been accused and accused of amassing billions of dollars in ill-gotten wealth as well as of committing human rights abuses during his 20-year autocratic rule. The workers expressed their resolve never to let another Marcos become president. (Photo by Jes Aznar/Getty Images)
Left-wing trade union supporters gather during a May Day rally in Kolkata, India on Sunday, May 1, 2022. Trade unionists and activists were marking May Day by marching through the streets and demanding better working conditions and expanding labor rights. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
A flag in the colors of the Ukrainian flag is waved during a May Day march in Leipzig, Germany, Sunday, May 1, 2022. (Jan Woitas/dpa via AP)
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA – MAY 01: Union members take part in a May Day rally near Seoul City Hall on May 01, 2022 in Seoul, South Korea. The Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) organized the May Day rally to protest the government’s labor policy. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
A man holds a flag of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic during a May Day rally on International Workers’ Day in Belgrade, Serbia, Sunday, May 1, 2022. Workers and activists marked the May Day with defiant rallies and marches for better pay and better working conditions. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
Cambodian workers shout a slogan as they take part in a rally to mark May Day near Wat Phnom in central Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Sunday, May 1, 2022. Workers staged the rally, demanding better working conditions. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)
Riot police take position in front of a shattered window of a restaurant with a label reading ‘Anticapitalist’ during a May Day demonstration march of the Republic, Bastille to the Nation, in Paris, France, on Sunday, May 1 2022. Citizens and trade unions in France take to the streets to send protest messages to their governments as a rallying cry against newly re-elected President Emmanuel Macron. (AP Photo/Lewis Joly)
People shout slogans during a May Day protest in Istanbul, Turkey, Sunday, May 1, 2022. May Day is a time of great emotion for participants and their causes, with police ready. Turkish police moved quickly in Istanbul and surrounded protesters near the closed Taksim Square – where 34 people were killed in a 1977 May Day event when shots were fired into the crowd from a neighboring building. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
Members of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions take part in a May Day rally demanding better working conditions and labor rights in Seoul, South Korea on Sunday, May 1, 2022. Placards on headbands and masks read ‘ Let’s fight and change the world”. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
Government supporters hold posters of a cartoon character known as ‘Super Bigote’, or Super Mustache, which honors Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, during a May Day rally, in Caracas, Venezuela, on Sunday, May 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
MANILA, PHILIPPINES – MAY 01: A rose is waved by a supporter as workers, activists and other sector groups marched to mark International Labor Day and to show support for the vice presidential bid -President and President Leni Robredo on May 1, 2022 in Manila, Philippines. Thousands of militant workers have expressed their support for the current vice president who is campaigning against the son and namesake of deposed dictator Ferdinand Marcos, who has been accused and accused of amassing billions of dollars in ill-gotten wealth as well as of committing human rights abuses during his 20-year autocratic rule. The workers expressed their resolve never to let another Marcos become president. (Photo by Jes Aznar/Getty Images)

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