May 1st marks International Workers’ Day, also known as May Day, where workers and activists around the world rally to demand their government address labor issues.
In Russia, more than 100,000 people marched in Moscow and in St. Petersburg several hundred Russians protested the government's ban of popular messaging app Telegram.
In Turkey, authorities declared Taksim Square off-limits to May Day celebrations citing security concerns. But more than a dozen demonstrators were detained as they tried to march towards the iconic Istanbul site.
In the midst of peace talks between North and South Korea, Labor union members in Seoul rallied for a higher minimum wage and other demands.
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Other countries like Sri Lanka, Philippines, Indonesia and Cambodia saw rallies taking over their streets.
In the U.S., rallies are expected across the country with people protesting against President Donald Trump and the administration’s immigration policies.
But fears of far-right violence is also expected in cities like in Seattle, Washington, and Los Angeles, California.