May Day in USA.
A homeless person sleeps among placards before the May Day workers march in Lisbon on May 1. The placards read in Portuguese: “Fear”, “Danger”, “Steps from the Abyss” and “Full of Rage”. The march was marked by protests against economic austerity measures and labor law reforms, that included cut holiday entitlement, more flexible working hours and cut compensation for layoffs, that have been enacting by the Portuguese government in return to a 78 billion euro ($112 billion) bailout received in 2011. (Francisco Seco/Associated Press)
A police lieutenant swung his baton at an Occupy Wall Street protester on International Workers’ Day, or May Day, in New York Tuesday. The protests were the most visible organizing effort by anti-Wall Street groups since Occupy encampments were dismantled in 2011. (Mary Altaffer/Associated Press)