ISTANBUL (AFP) - Police firing pepper gas and water cannons clashed with union activists in Istanbul on Thursday, as workers around the world made soaring food prices their May Day battle cry.
Clashes erupted in the Turkish capital as hundreds of police surrounded the main square to stop a planned rally.
Thirty-eight people, including eight police officers, were injured, and 530 were arrested, the governor of Istanbul said at a press conference.
Volatile crowds also staged rallies in the Philippines' capital of Manila and Indonesia's Jakarta, carrying signs demanding "Jobs, Justice, Food" and "Lower Food Prices Now."
Recent Reciente Récent
Who is online?
In total there are 2 users online :: 0 Registered, 0 Hidden and 2 Guests :: 1 Bot
Most users ever online was 368 on Sun Feb 19, 2012 3:15 am
Our users have posted a total of 4402 messages in 1409 subjects
We have 189 registered users
The newest registered user is sebastianIII
May Day clashes and anger over food prices
- Number of posts : 341
Group : Réseau Luxemburgiste International/International Luxemburgit Network
Website : luxemburgism.lautre.net
Registration date : 2008-04-16