May Day, 2012 (big photo gallery)

Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

A protester holds a Guy Fawkes masked teddy bear during May Day demonstrations in Los Angeles. Below, more photos from demonstrations around the world today (Canada, Germany, Spain, Colombia, Costa Rica, Honduras, and more) in support of workers' rights and economic justice.

Joe Sabia

Above, Boing Boing pal Joe Sabia took these iPad snapshots of taxi drivers and workers protesting in NYC's Greenwich Village. "These photos are on the mid to tail-end of the march," Joe tells Boing Boing, "They're on Tenth and Broadway, heading south from Union Square."

REUTERS/Jana Asenbrennerova

Ivar Diehl and his dog, Lucy, wait for a rally to begin as part of a nation-wide May Day protest in Oakland, California.

REUTERS/Mike Segar

Occupy Wall Street protesters dance around a "May Pole" in Union Square park as they demonstrate in New York City, May 1, 2012. Occupy Wall Street is joining labor groups for a day of protests on Tuesday to mark International Workers Day and to try to breathe fresh life into the movement that sparked a wave of nationwide protests against economic injustice eight months ago.

REUTERS/Anthony Bolante

The window of a Wells Fargo Bank damaged by protestors during May Day protests in Seattle today. Reuters reports that "Demonstrators, including hundreds in black masks, hoods and armed with bats also destroyed the windows of a NikeTown and an American Apparel store during one of the numerous marches throughout downtown Seattle."

REUTERS/Anthony Bolante

A police officer in riot gear emerges from the debris after shooting pepper spray at masked protestors during May Day demonstrations that went violent in downtown Seattle May 1, 2012.

REUTERS/Anthony Bolante

Self proclaimed vigilante "superheroes" (L to R) Caballero, Midnight Sun and Phoenix Jones stand guard at the front of the Federal Courthouse in downtown Seattle after May Day protests went violent May 1, 2012.

REUTERS/Mark Blinch

People affiliated with the Occupy Toronto group take part in "Occupy Gardens" where they planted vegetable seeds at Queens park during May Day protests in Toronto, Canada today.

REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate

A protestor with a painted face argues with riot police in front of the Legislative Assembly building in San Jose, Costa Rica, on May 1, 2012.

REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

In Honduras, police officers stand guard outside the National Congress building as workers from different unions take part in a march along a street during a demonstration in Tegucigalpa.

REUTERS/Jose Miguel Gomez

In Colombia, riot police stand guard after being hit by paint balls from students in clashes during International Workers' Day, or May Day, at the central square of Bogota.

REUTERS/Fabian Bimme

In Hamburg, Germany, riot police stand guard in front of the Rote Flora alternative cultural center during May Day demonstrations in the Schanze district.

REUTERS/Albert Gea

A secret police officer checks a demonstrator at a checkpoint before a march on May Day in central Barcelona, Spain.

REUTERS/Gus Ruelas

The scene at Los Angeles International Airport today: more than a thousand members of SEIU United Service Workers West labor union and their supporters hold a demonstration and one-day general strike to protest working conditions and lend support to May Day demonstrations.

REUTERS/Jaime Saldarriaga

In Cali, Colombia, a demonstrator holds a toy gun and a banner that reads "no weapons" on May 1, 2012. Below, also in the Colombian city, riot police fire a water cannon at the demonstrators during Labour Day demonstrations today.

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