May Day 2013 victims: Dilan Alp (#direndilan), a victim of police violence, along with Zafer Yolcu, Meral Dönmez, Serdar Gül, Fehmi Oran, İbrahim Akal – EFD Rights Watch

All wounded seriously due to blows at their heads…

Dilan Alp, 17


Police gas canister leaves student in severe condition at May Day

from Hurriyet Daily News

A 17-year-old student was heavily wounded by a police gas canister during May Day.


Turkey’s May Day protest turns violent ? video

from World news: Turkey |

Protesters and police clash in Istanbul after May Day demonstrators were refused entry to the city’s main square


May Day in Istanbul – picture of the day

from World news: Turkey | by Ranjit Dhaliwal

A photographic highlight selected by the picture desk



CHP deputy leader hospitalized due to police gas use in May Day protest

from Hurriyet Daily News

Main opposition Republican People?s Party (CHP) deputy leader Gürsel Tekin.


Turkish PM discusses peace process and May Day protests with ministers

from Hurriyet Daily News

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan met May 1 with top ministers in order to discuss developments about the ‘peace process.’



May Day protests draw thousands of workers across Europe and Asia

from World news: Turkey |

Bangladeshi workers demand safer conditions after building collapse, while thousands call for end to austerity in Europe

Thousands of workers marched on May Day in central Dhaka to demand safer working conditions and the death penalty for the owner of a building housing garment factories that collapsed last week in the country’s worst industrial disaster, killing at least 402 people and injuring some 2,500.



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