May Day Labor Rallies Held 'Round the World

By: CNN
By: CNN
May Day labor marches took place all around the world Tuesday.

Workers march on a street during a May Day rally to call for a minimum wage law in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tuesday, May 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)

May Day labor marches took place all around the world Tuesday.

May 1 is a national holiday in more than 80 countries. In some, people took to the street to rally against severe austerity measures, high unemployment and deep wage cuts.

There were rallies in London, Greece and Spain.

Many of the protestors in France were young people unhappy with rising college costs.

Occupy Wall Street members were back on the streets in New York.

Indonesia saw Asia's largest rally, with thousands of workers demanding better pay and job security.


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