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28 Apr 2019 | 01:13 AM UTC

North America: Rallies planned for International Workers' Day May 1

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

TIMEFRAME expected from 4/25/2019, 12:00 AM until 5/1/2019, 11:59 PM (America/New_York). COUNTRY/REGION Canada, United States, Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Belize, Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama, Cuba, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Puerto Rico

Event

Rallies and demonstrations are expected to take place in cities throughout North America on Wednesday, 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.

While the US and Canada, among others, do not observe International Workers' Day, rallies typically take place in several cities. Clashes between demonstrators and police cannot be ruled out. 

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

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

 

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