Workers and activists marked May Day around the world on May 1, 2017, with defiant rallies and marches for better pay and working conditions, according to the AP.
<br></br>People attend a May Day rally in Union Square in New York.
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May Day demonstrators scuffle with counter-protesters, who defined themselves as 'anti-communist and anti-socialists' and supporters of President Donald Trump, during a May Day rally in Union Square in New York City.
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Protesters carry signs as they march in San Francisco, Calif.
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People march with the red flags of the Turkish communist party, the Communist Movement of Turkey, as they gather in Bakirkoy district as part of the the May Day rally in Istanbul.
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Turkey had declared Taksim Square off-limits to May Day demonstrations for the third year in a row, according to the AP. Police blocked points of entry, allowing only small groups of labor union representatives to lay wreaths at a monument there. <br></br>Turkish riot police arrest a protester attempting to defy a ban and march on Taksim Square in Istanbul.
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A May Day march in Paris turned violent less than a week before the runoff French presidential election as police clashed with a small group of protesters who threw Molotov cocktails at officers, according to the AP. <br></br>French CRS anti-riot police officers are engulfed in flames as they face protesters during a march for the annual May Day workers' rally in Paris.
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People attend a rally in central Kiev, Ukraine.
Laborers and political workers chant slogans as they take part in a rally demanding reasonable wages and workers' safety, on International Labor Day in Karachi, Pakistan.
A Bangladeshi worker attends a procession to mark May Day in Dhaka.
Major trade unions marked the day with rallies at government-designated areas in Istanbul and Ankara. Still, small groups tried to reach the square, leading to scuffles with police, according to the AP.</br></br>
Police arrest demonstrators as they march during May Day, in Istanbul.
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Union members take part in a May Day Rally organized by the newly-formed South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) in Durban, South Africa.
Indonesian demonstrators participate in a May Day protest in Surabaya, the country's second largest city.
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