May Day arrests worldwide in 2014


On May 1st, mass demonstrations were held across the globe to mark International Workers Day. In some cities, mass demonstrations were tolerated. Unfortunately, others were met with police and state repression.

As is always the case for injuries in mass protests, actual numbers may be more important than reported.

Istanbul (Turkey) : 142 arrests, 90 injured

Montreal (Canada) : 137 arrests, 5 injured

Dili (East Timor) : 84 arrests

Berlin (Germany) : 68 arrests

Donetsk (Ukraine) : 26 Injured

Teheran (Iran) : 23 arrests

Jönköping (Sweden) : 19 arrests, 90 redirected by bus, 32 detained

Hamburg (Germany) : 15 arrests, 70 injured

Helsinki (Finland) : 10 arrests

Seattle (United States) : 10 arrests

Phnom Penh (Cambodia) : 5 injured

Vancouver (Canada) : 3 arrests, 1 injured

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