Palestina - Peaceful May Day demonstrations broken up by Israel soldiers (2010)

On 1 May, a short march of workers in the West Bank organised by the Palestine General Federation of Trade Unions (PGFTU) to celebrate May Day was held at Mt. Zayton in Jerusalem. The activities were kept small and not publicised for fear of trouble. Another march was held afterwards outside Bethlehem attended by some 250 people. The marchers were stopped by a line of Israeli soldiers and vehicles that launched sound grenades and tear gas canisters into the crowd. The canisters were fired directly at groups of workers, and an ambulance had to be called. Three workers and a journalist were apprehended.

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