By The Associated Press
People carry Cuban flags during the annual May Day march near a building covered with an image of Venezuela’s late President Hugo Chavez, right, and late Cuban union leader Lazaro Pena in Revolution Square in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, May 1, 2013. Workers held protests, parades, strikes and other demonstrations in cities across the world on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
In May Day protests, parades, strikes and other demonstrations held in cities around the world, activists lashed out at political and business leaders they say have ignored workers’ voices or enriched themselves at the expense of laborers. In some places, the demonstrations turned violent, with activists clashing with police.
Here is a gallery of photos from May Day marches around the world.