This video is about a police attack on May Day in the USA.
This AFP video, recorded in Turkey in 2008, says about itself:
Police repeatedly used pepper gas and water cannon Thursday to disperse thousands of workers who prepared to march to an iconic square in Istanbul in defiance of a ban on May Day gatherings there.
From Al Jazeera:
Protests mark May Day
Protesters across the world are taking to the streets to mark May Day, also known as Labour and International Workers Day.
In Greece, Saturday’s demonstrations have gained special significance this year with millions of people are facing increased taxes and pay cuts as the government struggles to overcome its huge debt problem.
Several anti-government rallies were planned by labour unions and strikes were disrupting transport services.
The port of Piraeus, which connects Athens with the Greek islands, was closed, with striking workers gathering to protest the government’s planned spending cuts.
“They’re trying to pass very reactionary measures,” one protester said.
“They’re trying to do away with all the rights we have gained through struggles in previous years.”
Al Jazeera’s Barnaby Phillips, reporting from the port, said the labour movement in Greece feels under “direct threat to its livelihood”.
The Greek government is set to announce sweeping spending cuts through 2012 to win support for an international rescue package worth $60bn in loans this year alone.
In Turkey, about 100,000 workers gathered at Istanbul’s Taksim Square.
This year is the first time labour unions have been fully allowed to mark May Day at Taksim Square since more than 30 people died there in the so-called Taksim Square Massacre.
On May 1, 1977, shooting triggered a stampede in which dozens were killed. The culprits were never found, contributing to instability which culminated in a military coup in 1980.
“Then human rights and especially workers rights were crushed for years in Turkey,” Al Jazeera’s Anita McNaught, reporting from the square, said.
“Over a serious of years, particularly the last three, the unions have steadily pushed and pushed to be reallowed access to back to this square.
“They have said there is no good reason not to allow them back and this year, the government agreed.”
Police have deployed more than 22,000 officers for the rally and demonstrators were being searched before entering the square.
Thousands of Cambodian workers marked May Day by marching through the capital to demand better work conditions and the establishment of a labour court.
Thousands of workers in the Philippines also took to the streets to reiterate their call to the government to protect jobs and to safeguard the interests of workers.
In the South Korean capital, Seoul, about 20,000 people gathered to demand better working conditions for labourers and farmers.
From DPA news agency:
Taipei – About 10,000 workers in Taiwan protested Saturday against falling wages and benefits.
Organisers said they objected to a growing use of employment agencies that send temporary workers to fill positions, without providing benefits.
“We hold the protest to express our discontent over poverty and the dispatched labour system which seriously exploits many employees in Taiwan,” protest spokesman Huang Yu-te said.
He said the practice of hiring temporary labour is unfair to workers who are not given benefits by either employment agencies or the companies they are sent to work for.
“The average monthly salary is lower than 10 years ago,” said Hsieh Chuang-chih, secretary general of the Taiwan Confederation of Trade Unions.
Taiwan’s average monthly salary was 40,690 Taiwan dollars (1,312 US dollars) last year, down from 41,874 Taiwan dollars in 2000.
May Day reports and videos from various countries: here.
May Day in Amsterdam: here.