May 1st is often referred to May day but it also International Worker’s Day! May 1st commemorates the Chicago Haymarket Massacre of 1886 in which 35,000 workers walked off their jobs to demand an eight- hour workday. May 1st is known for holding protests and rallies all around the world There were rallies in Asia, marches in Europe, Philippines and other countries. In Moscow even the president, Dmitry Medvedev, and president-elect, Vladimir Putin joined the May Day movement by also marching,
Today the guardian provided a series of photos showing the rallies and protest around the world. San Diego is also know for holding annual events for May Day. Today there was a rally at City college and the organization Stand in Solidarity with Janitors held another rally at noon today. Chicano park also ended the evening with a festival honoring International Worker’s Day!