May Day 2014

May Day, or International Worker’s Day is May 1st and groups worldwide held protests or celebrated the spring festival. Concerns such as better working conditions and ending corruption in the government are voiced on this labor holiday. —Leanne Burden Seidel (24 photos total)
Protesters shield themselves as riot police use water cannon to disperse them during a May Day demonstration in Istanbul May 1. Turkish police fired water cannon and tear gas on Thursday to prevent hundreds of protesters from defying a ban on May Day rallies and reaching Istanbul’s central Taksim Square, the focal point of weeks of protests last summer. (Yagiz Karahan/Reuters)

via The Big Picture