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Demonstrators from around the world took to their cities' streets on Friday, May 1, in honor of International Workers' Day. The protests gave voice to a variety of issues, ranging from working conditions to police brutality. Here are some of the most striking photos from those protests in New York, Istanbul, Hamburg, Manila, and more.
Chicago A demonstrator holds a sign that reads: "Black Lives Matter." Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images Another's sign reads: "Stop Police Brutality." Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images Hamburg Demonstrators took to the streets of the German city. Credit: Joern Pollex/Getty Images And so did the riot police. Credit: Joern Pollex/Getty Images Confrontations occurred between the two groups. Credit: Joern Pollex/Getty Images Istanbul May Day demonstrators marched in Istanbul's Besiktas neighborhood. Tensions ran high as protesters were barred from Taksim Square, an historic rallying ground for left-wing activists. Credit: Burak Kara/Getty Images Turkish riot police blocked protesters from entering certain streets and neighborhoods. Credit: Burak Kara/Getty Images The scene immediately after Turkish riot police used a water cannon on the crowd of demonstrators. They also used tear gas. Credti: Burak Kara/Getty Images This protester is being detained by plain-clothes police officers. Credit: Burak Kara/Getty Images London Hundreds of British protesters gathered in Trafalgar Square to attend London's annual May Day Rally. Credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Los Angeles Protesters march on downtown Los Angeles. Credit: Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images Many called on Washington to reform immigration, raise the minimum wage, and put a stop to police brutality in solidarity with the Freddie Gray protesters in Baltimore. Credit: Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images Manila Filipino workers and unions marched in favor of better wages, a stop to contractualization, and improved labor conditions. In the photo, a group of protesters burn an effigy of president Benign Aquino. Credit: Dondi Tawatao/Getty Images New York City Bad at filling out bios seeks same.