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Workers of the World, Unite!

On May 1, 2018, demonstrators from around the globe took to the streets in support of workers' rights.

All across the globe, for more than 100 years, May 1 has been celebrated as International Workers' Day. Also called May Day, and dedicated to the memory of the 1886 Haymarket Affair in Chicago, where strikers clashed fatally with police, it's an occasion for workers to demand fairer, safer employment, and to agitate for broader economic justice.

Though less familiar to Americans, who observe a different Labor Day in early September, International Workers' Day is a holiday in many parts of the world, and it's marked by demonstrations that can be lively, passionate, artistic, funny, urgent, even violent. This year in Paris, some protestors smashed store windows and burned cars, and 109 people were taken into custody. Below, scenes from Paris and beyond on International Workers' Day 2018.

LONDON Mike Kemp/In Pictures via Getty Images LONDON PARIS Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images PARIS HAVANA Sven Creutzmann/Mambo Photo/Getty Images HAVANA PARIS Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images PARIS ATHENS, GREECE NurPhoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images ATHENS, GREECE NEW YORK Drew Angerer/Getty Images NEW YORK PARIS Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images PARIS BARCELONA, SPAIN NurPhoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images BARCELONA, SPAIN PARIS Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images PARIS MOSCOW NurPhoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images MOSCOW NEW YORK Spencer Platt/Getty Images NEW YORK PARIS Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images PARIS TURIN, ITALY NurPhoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images TURIN, ITALY NEW YORK Spencer Platt/Getty Images NEW YORK ISTANBUL Chris McGrath/Getty Images ISTANBUL PARIS Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images PARIS MANILA, PHILIPPINES NurPhoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images MANILA, PHILIPPINES NEW YORK Spencer Platt/Getty Images NEW YORK TOKYO NurPhoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images TOKYO TOULOUSE, FRANCE NurPhoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images TOULOUSE, FRANCE GAZA CITY, PALESTINE NurPhoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images GAZA CITY, PALESTINE PARIS Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images PARIS DHAKA, BANGLADESH NurPhoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images DHAKA, BANGLADESH NEW YORK Spencer Platt/Getty Images NEW YORK BANGKOK NurPhoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images BANGKOK PARIS Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images PARIS

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