A colourful May Day with art, sport

Roads leading to Freedom Park and Town Hall were particularly flooded with workers who held processions and rallies, raising demands at the government in unison. (DH Photo)

The city roads were a sea of red on Wednesday as workers and labourers from several organisations marched in procession on the occasion of May Day.

Roads leading to Freedom Park and Town Hall were particularly flooded with workers who held processions and rallies, raising demands at the government in unison.

While outfits like AITUC, CPI-M and CITU held a protest rally, members of GE India Industrial Employees’ Association took out a march from Freedom Park to Ambedkar Bhavan.

Associations like Akhila Karnataka Rajya Raste Sarige Karmika Mahanadali held a protest at Freedom Park demanding betterment of labourers.

The May Day also witnessed a protest of a different kind by Robin Hood Army, who distributed food packets and soft drinks to labourers and workers at Yeshwanthpur market.

An organization called Maraa collaborated with sex workers, pourakarmikas, garment workers and domestic workers to design a public art exhibition to protect the dignity of labourers.

Credai- Bengaluru organised sport and fun activities for construction workers from Credai member developers. Over 700 construction workers from different part of the city took part in 100 and 200 metre race, short put and long jump for men and women.

Secretary, Karnataka Building and Construction Workers Welfare Rohini Sindhuri took part in the event.

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