May Day Protests 2013: International Workers' Day Rallies and Protests Around The World [PHOTOS]

  @lukeydukeyl.villapaz@ibtimes.com on May 01 2013 10:59 AM

May 1 marks International Workers' Day, better known as May Day.

Protests and peaceful rallies have become a part of this day, especially with the rise of social and economic turmoil worldwide in recent years; however, each country's citizens don't necessarily celebrate the day the same way.

Here's a glimpse at several May Day protests.

Venezuela May Day A supporter of the ruling Sandinista party wears a T-shirt with an image of the late Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez during May Day celebrations in Managua.  Reuters Korea May Day Workers from the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions march past during a May Day rally in central Seoul.  Reuters Lebanon May Day Lebanese leftist activists wave Lebanese and communist flags as they march during a demonstration to mark Labour Day, or May Day, along a street in Beirut, May 1, 2013.  Reuters France May Day Workers and union members hold banners and flags during the traditional Labour May Day march with French unions in Marseille.  Reuters Lebanon A boy chant slogans as he holds a tool during a demonstration to mark Labour Day, or May Day, organized by Lebanese leftist activists in Beirut.  Reuters Singapore May Day People listen to a speech during a May Day protest against high living costs and immigration policies in Singapore.  Reuters/Edgar Su Bulgaria May Day Supporters of the Bulgarian Socialist Party shout slogans during a rally marking May Day, or Labour Day, in central Sofia, May 1, 2013.  Reuters Greece May Day 2013 A woman holds a Greek flag with a smaller Cypriot flag attached to it during a May Day rally in front of the parliament in Athens, May 1, 2013.  Reuters Tbilisi May Day A man attends a rally to mark Labour Day, or May Day, in Tbilisi.  Reuters/David Mdzinarishvili Spain May Day A street performer sits next to a banner during a May Day demonstration on Labour Day in Seville.  Reuters Colombo May Day A supporter of Democratic National Alliance opposition party wears mask of India's PM Singh as he holds puppet of Sri Lanka's President Rajapaksa at May Day rally march in Colombo.  Reuters Colombo May Day Supporters of the Democratic National Alliance opposition party march at a May Day rally in Colombo.  Reuters Athens Greece May Day An African immigrant holds hands with a Greek protester in solidarity during a May Day rally in front of the parliament in Athens' Syntagma square.  Reuters Spain May Day 2 Protesters take part in a May Day demonstration on Labour Day in Malaga, Andalusia, Spain  Reuters Riot Police Istanbul May Day Riot police walk through a cloud of tear gas as they clash with May Day protesters trying to break through barricades to reach the city's main square in central Istanbul.  Reuters May Day Istanbul protester A May Day protester holds a placard, a mask and tear gas canisters during clashes with riot police in central Istanbul.  Reuters Berlin May Day Police officers watch supporters and members of the far-right National Democratic Party as they march during a demonstration on May Day in Berlin.  Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch

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