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    2012's Mayday in Stockholm.

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     theoyes shot this video on May 1 of demonstrators in the streets of Stockholm, Sweden, celebrating International Workers Day, also known as May Day. 'Young people were demanding for more job opportunities, better pay and educational opportunities. Leaders of various trade unions and political parties also made speeches at the rally,' he said. 'There were quite good number of anti-capitalism protesters with various placards that said "they're 99% and own the future."'
    - jmsaba, CNN iReport producer

    On May 1, 2012. tens of thousands of residents of Stockholm and its environs took to the street to mark the International Worker's day. The rally which fetched various sectors of the society especially the working class started at 11 o'clock and ended 4PM in the afternoon. The day was marked with speeches by various political party leaders and trade unions, anti-capitalism and tyrant protests, brass bands, street musicians etc.
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