Worldwide May Day Labor Rights Demonstrations Marred by Violence, Arrests

(From UPI)

Demonstrators throughout the world gathered Monday for May Day protests in favor of labor rights.

A demonstration in Paris, France, turned violent when a group of about 1,200 protesters dressed in all black and wearing hoods and masks used incendiary devices to ransack a restaurant, a car dealership and construction equipment, according to the Paris police prefecture.

Two people were arrested in Puerto Rico after May Day demonstrators clashed with police while protesting pension cuts, according to Bloomberg.

In Cambodia the Cambodian Labor Confederation held a rally at the Wat Phnom Buddhist temple in the capital city of Phnom Penh, where nearly 1,000 workers gathered to demand the monthly minimum wage be increased from $170 to $207.

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