May Day arrests worldwide in 2014

MayDayArrestsWorldwideIn2014

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
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/01/turkish-police-teargas-water-cannons-protesters

Montreal (Canada) : 137 arrests, 5 injured
http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Anticapitalist+demo+Montreal+declared+illegal/9797602/story.html
http://www.mcgilldaily.com/2014/05/may-day-demonstrations-sweep-montreal/
http://www.lapresse.ca/actualites/montreal/201405/01/01-4762746-manifestation-du-1er-mai-137-arrestations-et-4-blesses.php
https://www.facebook.com/Frankbplouffe/posts/10152024384871428
https://www.facebook.com/99media.org/posts/657129494334947
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http://www.clac-montreal.net/communique-2-mai-2014
http://www.mediacoop.ca/story/may-day%E2%80%99s-beautiful-urgency-vs-p6-police-repressio/30583
http://montreal.mediacoop.ca/blog/stimulator/30589

Dili (East Timor) : 84 arrests
http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/archive/police-arrest-84-in-east-timor-may-day-protest/

Berlin (Germany) : 68 arrests
http://www.thelocal.de/20140502/police-and-protesters-clash-in-may-1st-demos-in-berlin-and-hamburg

Donetsk (Ukraine) : 26 Injured
http://rt.com/news/156160-gas-rally-donetsk-ukraine/

Teheran (Iran) : 23 arrests
http://www.rferl.org/content/labor-activists-may-workers-day-arrests-iran/25369605.html

Jönköping (Sweden) : 19 arrests, 90 redirected by bus, 32 detained
http://www.thelocal.se/20140501/mass-arrests-at-neo-nazi-demonstration

Hamburg (Germany) : 15 arrests, 70 injured
http://www.thelocal.de/20140502/police-and-protesters-clash-in-may-1st-demos-in-berlin-and-hamburg

Helsinki (Finland) : 10 arrests
http://www.helsinkitimes.fi/finland/finland-news/domestic/10397-arhinmaeki-questions-police-actions-during-may-day-march.html

Seattle (United States) : 10 arrests
http://www.nbc4i.com/story/25410633/hundreds-march-in-seattle-police-make-arrests

Phnom Penh (Cambodia) : 5 injured
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/day-rallies-demand-reform-hurt-cambodia-23543814?singlePage=true

Vancouver (Canada) : 3 arrests, 1 injured
http://bc.ctvnews.ca/youtube-video-shows-police-kneeing-man-at-may-day-rally-1.1803994

Version française: https://gappasquad.wordpress.com/2014/05/02/une-place-de-choix/

 

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