May 1 procession in Moscow's Red Square draws over 100,000

More than 100,000 people joined a May 1 procession of trade unions in the center of Moscow, a city police spokesman told Interfax.

More than 100,000 people joined a May 1 procession of trade unions in the center of Moscow, a city police spokesman told Interfax.

Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin, who attended the procession, welcomed the revival of traditional demonstrations by trade unions in Red Square, marking Spring and Labor Day on May 1.

"This year's May 1 demonstration is special because trade unions marched in Red Square for the first time over the past 24 years. Secondly, this demonstration saw the largest number of participants in recent years - more than 100,000 people," Sobyanin said.

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