2012 May Day protests

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The 2012 May Day protests were a series of international protests that took place worldwide on 1 May 2012 over the then ongoing global economic crisis.[1]

North America[edit]



United States[edit]

Voice of America report on New York City May Day protests.

Protests were held from coast to coast in major cities including New York City, San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Atlanta.[2][3] Protests were often organized by Occupy movement. Turnout was lower than that of other countries because the protests were held on a work day.[citation needed]




Thousands of protestors marched through the capital demanding higher wages and better working conditions.[7] President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono responded by announcing a higher tax-free income ceiling and additional subsidized housing.[7]



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  1. ^ a b c "May Day Rallies Draw Protesters Around World". VOA. 1 May 2012. Retrieved 3 May 2012. 
  2. ^ FARNHAM, ALAN (1 May 2012). "2012 'May Day' Protests From Coast to Coast". ABC News. Retrieved 3 May 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "May Day protest in NYC brings confrontations". WSJ. Associated Press. 2 May 2012. Retrieved 3 May 2012. 
  4. ^ Sushman, Bernard (1 May 2012). "Marches, Sit-Ins Mark May Day in New York". VOA. Retrieved 3 May 2012. 
  5. ^ Fedynsky, Peter (1 May 2012). "Occupy's May Day on the Streets". VOA. New York. Retrieved 3 May 2012. 
  6. ^ "Stinging gas sends May Day protesters fleeing". CBS News. 2 May 2012. Retrieved 3 May 2012. 
  7. ^ a b Lamb, Kate (1 May 2012). "Indonesian Laborers Demand Bigger Share of Profits". VOA. Jakarata. Retrieved 3 May 2012.