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2015 May Day demonstrations

Published 12:31 PM ET, Fri May 1, 2015
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Police use water cannons on May Day demonstrators in Istanbul, Turkey, on Friday, May 1. Clashes erupted between police and protesters, who defied a government ban on marching to Taksim Square. Rallies around the world marked May Day, referred to as International Workers' Day in many countries. Emrah Gurel/AP
Labor union members join workers and activists in Jakarta, Indonesia. Protesters were demanding better working conditions. Ed Wray/Getty Images
Contract workers and government employees shout slogans during a protest in Srinagar, India. Yawar Nazir/Getty Images
Members of the Sri Lankan Marxist political party People's Liberation Front march during a rally in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Eranga Jayawardena/AP
Police detain a man at the May Day rally organized by the Communist Party of Ukraine in Kiev. Sergei Chuzavkov/AP
France's far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen, center, delivers a speech during the May Day march in Paris. Francois Mori/AP
Garment workers and activists shout during a May Day rally demanding a better work environment in Dhaka, Bangladesh. A.M. Ahad/AP
Members of Russian trade unions rally at Red Square in Moscow. Gleb Shchelkunov/Kommersant Photo/Getty Images
Protesters hold up a banner during a May Day rally in Athens, Greece. Yorgos Karahalis/AP
Migrant workers gather in Hong Kong to call for better working conditions. ANTHONY WALLACE/AFP/Getty Images