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May Day Rally Turns Violent as Protestors Clash With Police

World | Associated Press | May 2, 2018, 1:59 pm
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 Police form a cordon against protesters during a May Day march to protest pension cuts, school closures and slow hurricane recovery efforts, in San Juan. (Image: AP)

Police form a cordon against protesters during a May Day march to protest pension cuts, school closures and slow hurricane recovery efforts, in San Juan. (Image: AP)

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2/ 19
 Two women embrace after a May Day march turned violent, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. (Image: AP)

Two women embrace after a May Day march turned violent, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. (Image: AP)

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 Police detain a protester after a May Day march to protest pension cuts, school closures and slow hurricane recovery efforts turned violent, in San Juan. (Image: AP)

Police detain a protester after a May Day march to protest pension cuts, school closures and slow hurricane recovery efforts turned violent, in San Juan. (Image: AP)

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 Protesters react to tear gas launched by police after a May Day march turned violent in San Juan, Puerto Rico. (Image: AP)

Protesters react to tear gas launched by police after a May Day march turned violent in San Juan, Puerto Rico. (Image: AP)

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5/ 19
 A masked protester rolls a rock onto an avenue in San Juan. (Image: AP)

A masked protester rolls a rock onto an avenue in San Juan. (Image: AP)

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 Police launch tear gas at protesters after a May Day march turned violent, in San Juan. (Image: AP)

Police launch tear gas at protesters after a May Day march turned violent, in San Juan. (Image: AP)

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 A masked protester walked past burning debris set on fire by protesters. (Image: AP)

A masked protester walked past burning debris set on fire by protesters. (Image: AP)

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 Police detain a protester after a May Day march to protest pension cuts, school closures and slow hurricane recovery efforts turned violent. (Image: AP)

Police detain a protester after a May Day march to protest pension cuts, school closures and slow hurricane recovery efforts turned violent. (Image: AP)

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 Puerto Ricans march some with shields marking May Day to protest pension cuts, school closures and slow hurricane recovery efforts, in San Juan. (Image: AP)

Puerto Ricans march some with shields marking May Day to protest pension cuts, school closures and slow hurricane recovery efforts, in San Juan. (Image: AP)

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10/ 19
 Two women run for cover after a May Day march turned violent. (Image: AP)

Two women run for cover after a May Day march turned violent. (Image: AP)

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11/ 19
 A masked protester throws a stone at police after a May Day march turned violent. (Image: AP)

A masked protester throws a stone at police after a May Day march turned violent. (Image: AP)

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12/ 19
 Thousands of Puerto Ricans march marking May Day to protest pension cuts, school closures and slow hurricane recovery efforts, in San Juan. (Image: AP)

Thousands of Puerto Ricans march marking May Day to protest pension cuts, school closures and slow hurricane recovery efforts, in San Juan. (Image: AP)

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13/ 19
 Police launch tear gas at protesters after a May Day march turned violent, in San Juan. (Image: AP)

Police launch tear gas at protesters after a May Day march turned violent, in San Juan. (Image: AP)

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 Scott Barbe, leader of the 'Se Acabaron las Promesas' movement, tries to negotiate with police moments before clash. (Image: AP)

Scott Barbe, leader of the 'Se Acabaron las Promesas' movement, tries to negotiate with police moments before clash. (Image: AP)

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 Police walk past burning debris set on fire by protesters. (Image: AP)

Police walk past burning debris set on fire by protesters. (Image: AP)

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 A woman asks for help after being hit by a stone during clashes between protesters and police after a May Day march. (Image: AP)

A woman asks for help after being hit by a stone during clashes between protesters and police after a May Day march. (Image: AP)

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 Thousands of Puerto Ricans march marking May Day to protest pension cuts, school closures and slow hurricane recovery efforts, in San Juan. (Image: AP)

Thousands of Puerto Ricans march marking May Day to protest pension cuts, school closures and slow hurricane recovery efforts, in San Juan. (Image: AP)

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 Police and protesters face off after a May Day march turned violent, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. (Image: AP)

Police and protesters face off after a May Day march turned violent, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. (Image: AP)

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 Police stand close by as protesters run to take shelter after a May Day march turned violent, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. (Image: AP)

Police stand close by as protesters run to take shelter after a May Day march turned violent, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. (Image: AP)