Protests around the world mark May Day, in the US protests target Trump

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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Protesters watch the burn of effigy bearing a image of President Rodrigo Duterte during a May Day rally outside the Malacanang Presidential Palace in Mendiola, metro Manila, Philippines May 1, 2018. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
Workers and union members hold banners and flags of the General Workers Union (UGT) and Comisiones Obreras (CCOO) during a march on May Day labour day activities in Madrid, Spain May 1,2018. REUTERS/Javier Barbancho
People sing a revolutionary song titled "The Internationale" during a May Day rally in Malaga, Spain May 1, 2018. REUTERS/Jon Nazca
Left-wing activists protest against the demonstration of German far-right groups in Chemnitz, Germany, May 1, 2018. REUTERS/Matthias Rietschel TEMPLATE OUT
Protesters hold banners, flags and shout slogans during a May Day rally in Ankara, Turkey May 1, 2018. REUTERS/Umit Bektas
A protester flashes a V-sign after being detained by the riot police as he and others attempted to defy a ban and march on Taksim Square to celebrate May Day in Istanbul, Turkey May 1, 2018. REUTERS/Murad Sezer TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Soccer fans shout slogans during a May Day rally in Istanbul, Turkey May 1, 2018. REUTERS/Osman Orsal
Left-wing activists protest against the demonstration of German far-right groups in Chemnitz, Germany, May 1, 2018. REUTERS/Matthias Rietschel TEMPLATE OUT
Supporters of the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) shout slogans during a May Day rally in Istanbul, Turkey May 1, 2018. REUTERS/Osman Orsal
Turkish riot police detain a protester as she and others attempted to defy a ban and march on Taksim Square to celebrate May Day in Istanbul, Turkey May 1, 2018. REUTERS/Murad Sezer
Turkish police detain protesters as they attempted to defy a ban and march on Taksim Square to celebrate May Day in Istanbul, Turkey May 1, 2018. REUTERS/Murad Sezer
Protesters pull a mock tank with a picture of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan atop and a poster reading "Turkey bombs - NATO finances - arms industry profits" during a May Day demonstration in Zurich, Switzerland May 1, 2018. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
Secretary General of the Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT) Noureddine Taboubi (C) arrives to gives a speech during a rally to mark a Labour Day, in Tunis, Tunisia May 1, 2018. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi
Members of the Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT) hold signs and wave flags during a rally to mark a Labour Day, in Tunis, Tunisia May 1, 2018. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - MAY 1: People attend May Day, International Workers' Day celebrations in Istanbul, Turkey on May 1, 2018. (Photo by Ahmet Dumanli/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - MAY 1: People attend May Day, International Workers' Day celebrations in Istanbul, Turkey on May 1, 2018. (Photo by Ahmet Dumanli/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
People take part in the traditional May Day rally, on May 1, 2018 in Lyon. (Photo by JEFF PACHOUD / AFP) (Photo credit should read JEFF PACHOUD/AFP/Getty Images)
A group of protestors dressed in black hold a banner reading 'lead climbers, first to the guillotine' and signed by the French anti-fascist activist group Les Enrages as they take part in a march for the annual May Day workers' rally, in Paris, on May 1, 2018. (Photo by Alain JOCARD / AFP) (Photo credit should read ALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images)
Pakistani union members and workers shout slogans as they march during a May Day rally in Karachi on May 1, 2018. - Countries across the world mark May 1 as International Labour Day. (Photo by ASIF HASSAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read ASIF HASSAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Protestors hold banners, a Catalan flag (L) and a Communist flag (R) as they take part in a march for the annual May Day workers' rally in Paris on May 1, 2018. (Photo by Thomas SAMSON / AFP) (Photo credit should read THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images)
People shout slogans during a May Day rally in Ankara, on May 1, 2018. (Photo by ADEM ALTAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read ADEM ALTAN/AFP/Getty Images)
People shout slogans during a May Day rally in Ankara, on May 1, 2018. (Photo by ADEM ALTAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read ADEM ALTAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Activists wave flags of different militant groups as they circle the burning effigy of Rodrigo Duterte during the Labor Day Protest in Mendiola street, Manila, Philippines, on 1st May 2018. (Photo by Bernice Beltran/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Demonstration marking May Day in Athens, Greece on May 1, 2018. Trade unions marked May Day with a 24 hour nationwide strike. (Photo by Giorgos Georgiou/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
DHAKA, BANGLADESH - MAY 01: Bangladeshi garment workers join a rally during a Labor Day protest in Dhaka, Bangladesh on May 01, 2018. Thousands of labors of several organizations take part in protest rallies demanding minimum 16000 TK monthly salaries including safety at work place. PHOTOGRAPH BY Rehman Asad / Barcroft Images (Photo credit should read Rehman Asad / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
A riot police officer holds a rubber bullet rifle while protesters take part in the traditional May Day rally in Rennes, western France, on May 1, 2018. (Photo by Damien MEYER / AFP) (Photo credit should read DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images)
DHAKA, BANGLADESH - MAY 01: Bangladeshi garment workers join a rally during a Labor Day protest in Dhaka, Bangladesh on May 01, 2018. Thousands of labors of several organizations take part in protest rallies demanding minimum 16000 TK monthly salaries including safety at work place. PHOTOGRAPH BY Rehman Asad / Barcroft Images (Photo credit should read Rehman Asad / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
Riot gendarme officers clash with protesters during the traditional May Day rally in Rennes, western France, on May 1, 2018. (Photo by Damien MEYER / AFP) (Photo credit should read DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images)
Riot gendarme officers stand in front of protesters during the traditional May Day rally in Rennes, western France, on May 1, 2018. (Photo by Damien MEYER / AFP) (Photo credit should read DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images)
This pictures shows a large view over the Kornmarkt public square in Nuremberg, southern Germany, during a May Day rally on May 1, 2018. - The German Trade Union Confederation (DGB) calls for traditional 'Labor Day' rallies under the slogan 'Solidarity, diversity and justice'. According to union information, almost 500 events are planned nationwide, its main rally is held in Nuremberg. (Photo by Nicolas Armer / dpa / AFP) / Germany OUT (Photo credit should read NICOLAS ARMER/AFP/Getty Images)
Bangladeshi garment workers and other labor organization members take part in a rally to mark May Day, International Workers' Day in Dhaka, Bangladesh on May 01, 2018. (Photo by Mamunur Rashid/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
ANKARA, TURKEY - MAY 1 : People attend May Day, International Workers' Day celebrations in Ankara, Turkey on May 1, 2018. (Photo by Evrim Aydin/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
ANKARA, TURKEY - MAY 1 : People attend May Day, International Workers' Day celebrations in Ankara, Turkey on May 1, 2018. (Photo by Muhammed Selim Korkutata/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
ATHENS, GREECE - MAY 1: People take part in a rally during May Day celebrations in Athens, Greece, on 01 May 2018. (Photo by Ayhan Mehmet/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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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. 

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