1,000 people mark International Workers Day in Tel Aviv
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1,000 people mark International Workers Day in Tel Aviv

Participants call for economic and social justice, fairness in employment

International Workers Day rally in Tel Aviv, May 2010 (photo credit: Roni Schutzer/Flash90)
International Workers Day rally in Tel Aviv, May 2010 (photo credit: Roni Schutzer/Flash90)

Approximately 1,000 people marked International Workers Day by marching through Tel Aviv on Tuesday evening. The march started at Habima Square and culminated with a rally at Rabin Square, in front of City Hall.

The participants called for social and economic justice, as well as fairness in employment. Members of the Labor, Meretz and Hadash parties joined the protesters.

Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators marched Tuesday in hundreds of similar rallies across Europe.

International Workers Day, also known as May Day, takes place annually on May 1. It commemorates the 1886 Haymarket Massacre in Chicago, where protesters demonstrating for an eight-hour workday were killed by police.

 

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