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Europe: Rallies planned for International Workers' Day May 1

Rallies planned throughout Europe for International Workers' Day on May 1; anticipate traffic disruptions and avoid all protests

01 May 03:05 AM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 4/30/2018, 12:00 AM until 5/1/2018, 11:59 PM (Europe/Brussels). COUNTRY/REGION France, Italy, Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Denmark, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Solvakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom

Event

Rallies and demonstrations are expected to take place in cities throughout Europe on Tuesday, May 1, in celebration of International Workers' Day. Political, labor, and other non-governmental groups typically celebrate the holiday with rallies and marches in public spaces. Anticipate transportation disruptions and a heightened security presence in the vicinity of any gatherings.

Context

International Workers' Day is celebrated annually in countries around the world. It is closely associated with international labor, socialist, and communist movements.

Advice

Affected individuals are advised to anticipate a heightened security presence on May 1, to avoid all protests as a precaution, and to allow for extra time to reach destinations in the vicinity of any demonstrations. .