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    Mayday in Oslo

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     iReporter MsJustS snapped these photos in Oslo, Norway to document the 1st of May. iReporter MsJustS says the scene was calm and joyful with a noticeably low police presence.
    - Echerneff, CNN iReport producer

    In the land of oil and welfare, 1st of May is traditionally celebrated with parades, marching bands, red flags and paroles. This year was no different.

    Except a little. This year was just a little special due to the events of July 22nd 2011. The attac on the labour party, and modern day Norway. An attack on the left wing, and laborparty in specific.

    Still, the parade 2012 went along peacfuly, in the sunshine.

    Contrasting what one sees in USA, the day is long a go established as a protest day.

    In that regard, its interesting, to see a tradition, for once, being adopted from Europe to USA following the last centuries of expansion of American culture and traditions to Europe and other parts of the world.

    That aside. This year, the focus is on USA. The rising of the working class. The 99% - their right to assembly and peaceful protest.

    Most recently granted in a UN resolution from November 2011; Promotion and protection of Human rights A/C.3/66/L.44/Rev.1

    Hopefully, this 1st of May will mark a new era for the American people and pave the way out of the grip of financial crisis and corporate greed.

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