Hundred of thousands of people gathered in Taksim Square
Hundred of thousands of people gathered at Taksim Square in Istanbul to mark May 1 Workers' Day. Crowds of people including workers, civil servants, retired people, artists, unemployed, environmentalists, all colors of the left, political parties and high school students were at the square. Many groups could not enter the square because of the intensive participation. There was enthusiasm at Taksim Square this year which was closed to workers on May 1 for years.