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PHOTOS: Hundreds attend May Day demonstration in Nazareth

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.

Demonstrators take part in a May Day march, Nazareth, April 29, 2017. (Maria Zreik/Activestills)

Demonstrators take part in a May Day march, Nazareth, April 29, 2017. (Maria Zreik/Activestills)

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.

Demonstrators take part in a May Day march, Nazareth, April 29, 2017. (Maria Zreik/Activestills)

Demonstrators take part in a May Day march, Nazareth, April 29, 2017. (Maria Zreik/Activestills)

The march ended around midday, and was followed by speeches and the singing of a Communist anthem by youth members of the Communist Party.

Demonstrators take part in a May Day march, Nazareth, April 29, 2017. (Maria Zreik/Activestills)

Demonstrators take part in a May Day march, Nazareth, April 29, 2017. (Maria Zreik/Activestills)

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.

A display referring to the 'Kaminitz Law,' which would see the Israeli government step up demolitions of Palestinian-owned structures built without permits, at the May Day march in Nazareth, April 29, 2017. (Maria Zreik/Activestills)

A display referring to the ‘Kaminitz Law,’ which would see the Israeli government step up demolitions of Palestinian-owned structures built without permits, at the May Day march in Nazareth, April 29, 2017. (Maria Zreik/Activestills)

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    1. i_like_ike52

      I note all the red flags with hammer and sickle. Could these people explain to me why those who lived in the governments that had the red flag with the hammer and sickle have chucked it out and don’t want anything to do with it?

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