May Day 2020 - updates

Rappler's latest stories on May Day 2020


Balcony banners, e-rallies as pandemic curbs May Day demos

May 02, 2020 - 4:43 PM

Except for arrests and a riot in some places, most gatherings on this unusual Labor Day were small and without incident

Pro-democracy protesters wear face masks, as a precautionary measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus, as they display a banner calling for the city’s independence at a shopping mall in the town of Shatin in Hong Kong on May 1, 2020. Riot police fanned out across Hong Kong on May 1 after democracy activists threatened to defy a ban on gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic -- but the streets remained largely calm. Anthony WALLACE / AFP

Police on alert in Hong Kong ahead of planned democracy rallies

May 01, 2020 - 2:36 PM

Small protests have bubbled up in the past week and activists are hoping to use May Day to muster numbers once more

Pro-democracy protesters (front) observe social distancing measures in groups of four or less as they gather at a shopping mall during a ‘Lunch With You’ rally in Hong Kong on April 29, 2020. After four months of calm, protests are cropping up in Hong Kong once more, even as the city hunkers down to beat the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Anthony WALLACE / AFP