Thursday, May 03, 2007

May Day in London

CIVIL SERVICE strikers were present in large numbers on London’s traditional May Day march last Tuesday, with the Public and Civil Service Union’s open-top battle bus leading the march.
Thousands of marchers took part in the event, including trade unions, political and community groups. London’s international communities were well represented as usual, especially Turkish and Kurdish communist and workers’ parties. NCP supporters gave out a special May Day leaflet and sold New Workers during the march.
The numbers present in the fine sunshine well exceeded most people’s expectations for a week-day march. It was colourful with hundreds of flags, banners and placards as well as bands, choirs and other musicians.
photo: assembling in Clerkenwell Green