The Latest: South Africa party holds May Day political rally

- | 11 months ago

BERLIN — The Latest on May Day events and rallies around the world (all times local):12:15 p. An opposition party in South Africa is using May Day to rally voters a week before the country’s national election.

Economic Freedom Fighters members, wearing their signature red shirts and berets, gathered at a stadium in Johannesburg to cheer in support of populist stances that have put pressure on the ruling African National Congress to address issues like economic inequality and land reform. The EFF has made some South Africans uncomfortable, however, with comments about foreigners and whites.

Greece has been left without national rail, island ferry and other transport services for a day as unions hold strikes and rallies to celebrate May Day.

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