Thousands of people are expected to take to the streets in cities across America and across the world on Monday in May Day demonstrations. Considered by many a celebration of spring days to some, others look at May 1 as a day to protest everything from worker’s rights to oppressive policies to immigration reform. Here’s a look at the history of May Day and why some people choose it as a day of protest….
May Day Marchers Around The World Celebrate Workers, Immigrants
Source: Camila Domonoske, NPR, May 1, 2017
May Day Strikes Hit Cities Around The Country
Source: Dave Jamieson, Huffington Post, May 1, 2017
Workers all over the country are protesting Trump’s immigration crackdown.
May Labour Day: What is International Workers’ Day?
Source: Al Jazeera News, April 2017
We examine the history of May Day and ask what kind of protests and commemorations can be expected this year.
Q&A: What is May Day?
Taylor Mirfendereski, KING-TV, PDT May 1, 2017
The Bloody Story of How May Day Became a Holiday for Workers
Source: Lily Rothman, Time, May 1, 2015