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  May Day Protests
What is May Day?
Why do people get a day off work for May Day?
What are the protests about?
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Square in downtown Bologna, in Italy, during the national rally organized by trade unions on May Day Why do people get a day off work for May Day?
In the late 19th Century, May Day became associated with the fight for workers' rights.

In 1886 four men were shot dead by police in Chicago while demonstrating for an eight-hour working day.

In 1889 a group in Paris voted to make May Day a special day to remember the four men.


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