In 1896 the Chicago Police Department opened fire on protesters demanding an 8 hour working day, in what became known as the Haymarket Massacre.  Since then, May Day has symbolically been a day for the majority to stand up against the tyranny and exploitation of capitalism. Fast forward to 30th April 2011, and the first May Day of a newly invigorated UK protest movement under the coalition government (which is, let’s face it, a Tory government).  Brighton saw one of the biggest mobilisations of 2011, assembling at the West Pier, a location announced only half an hour in...
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