Hundreds march through Nazareth to mark International Workers’ Day, including several members of the Joint List.
Photos and text: Maria Zreik / Activestills
Hundreds of people gathered in Nazareth on Saturday morning to take part in a May Day march. As well as marking International Workers’ Day, demonstrators also marched against the occupation and the Israeli government’s repression of Palestinians.
The demonstration also called for justice and peace, and for workers’ rights.
Several Joint List MKs were among the marchers, including party head Ayman Oden, Aida Touma-Suleiman and Yousef Jabareen.
The march ended around midday, and was followed by speeches and the singing of a Communist anthem by youth members of the Communist Party.
Some May Day events have taken place early this year, due to Memorial Day in Israel — which is scheduled according to the Hebrew calendar — falling on May 1.