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SEATTLE -- Police say black-clad May Day marchers hurled wrenches and rocks at officers and hit police with sticks as a Friday evening march through a Seattle neighborhood turned violent, injuring three officers. "This is no longer demonstration …
KREM · 5/2/2015
marched through downtown Portland Friday afternoon and joined an unrelated May Day rally for immigrant rights. Hundreds of marchers began winding their way through downtown Portland at 4:30 p.m., but some protesters disregarded the planned route and …
KGW 8 Portland · 4/30/2015
May Day was marked once again around the globe with political protests and demonstrations by organized labor. The Occupy Wall Street movement, which formed last year in New York, used the day to spread its message of social and economic inequality.
Boston · 5/2/2012
The brutal winter for much of the United States has begun to fade into memory, and May Day -- a celebration of springtime -- is nearly upon us. With the holiday set for May 1, the annual observation has interesting roots, including a history of both joyful ...
International Business Times · 4/30/2015
May Day has its roots in ancient times. It is the first day of May and the celebration of Spring. According to tradition, May was named after the Roman goddess Maia, which is the Greek word for midwife, nurse and mother. Ancient Greeks had dedicated the ...
Greek Reporter Greece · 4/30/2015
Thousands marched in peaceful May Day rallies in downtown Los Angeles, repeating their annual call for immigration reform but acknowledging that prospects for action in Washington remain grim. The crowd was a mere shadow of the hundreds of …
Los Angeles Times · 5/6/2015
It’s depressing that this is what May Day has become, despite all the very legitimate reasons to take to the street in Seattle. Predictable, sure, but depressing nonetheless. Yesterday we had an editorial huddle to discuss our coverage. We had no choice.
Seattle Weekly · ByMatt Driscoll · 5/2/2014
For some, May 1 elicits visions of children dancing around maypoles with flowers in their hair. For others, it brings to mind the injustice currently facing workers around the globe. So what is the focus of May Day: a day of flowers and celebration, or a ...
The Christian Science Monitor · 5/1/2015
The First of May marks May Day for many countries around the world. The holiday, which also coincides with International Workers’ Day, saw many celebrations in countries such as Russia and Brazil. In several others, however, protesters took to the …
PBS · 5/1/2014
Today is May Day -- the date when all around the world workers take to the streets to show solidarity and protest for their rights, except in America where innocent young girls dance around a pole. OK, OK, actually it's a lot more complicated than that.
Philadelphia Daily News · ByWill Bunch · 5/2/2014

May Day

May Day on May 1 is an ancient Northern Hemisphere spring festival and usually a public holiday; it is also a traditional spring holiday in many cultures. May Day coincides with International Workers' Day, and in many count…
May Day on May 1 is an ancient Northern Hemisphere spring festival and usually a public holiday; it is also a traditional spring holiday in many cultures. May Day coincides with International Workers' Day, and in many countries that celebrate the latter, it may be referred to as "May Day". Dances, singing, and cake are usually part of the celebrations that the day includes.
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