Yesterday, protestors around the world celebrated “May Day.” Also known as “International Workers’ Day,” the holiday commemorates the 1886 Haymarket affair in Chicago.
This year’s crowd was especially large, fuelled by the “Occupy Wall Street” movement that began in New York and swept across the globe last fall.
The following photos don’t really need much explanation.
The first is a pic taken May 1, 1912 in Union Square:
And here is a pic taken yesterday, exactly 100 years later:
Photo: Getty | Monika Graff/Stringer
Less hats, a few more women, and a lot more colour… exactly 100 years apart.