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Clashes have broken out in a number of countries as unions used traditional May Day marches to protest against the handling of the global economic crisis.
In the Turkish city of Istanbul, riot police fired tear gas and water cannon as protesters threw petrol bombs and attacked banks and shops.
Police made dozens of arrests in the German capital, Berlin, where protesters set fire to cars.
Greek police battled to quell rioters in Athens after banks were attacked.
Originally posted by Lady_Munin
Or they turn out to be a bunch of people playing music, eating hot dogs, then going back home and doing nothing until the next social gathering of "I feel good protesting because I am showing my importance" comes around again.