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May Day 2015: the vanguard of the proletariat in pictures!

The workers of the world united round the corner from our office

Every May Day, assorted socialists, communists and anarchists gather to celebrate the struggle on Clerkenwell Green, a two-minute walk from Little Atoms HQ.

These chaps support the Revolutionary People's Liberation Party–Front (Devrimci Halk Kurtulus Partisi-Cephesi - DHKP-C). They are always by far the most well-drilled on the day. Their comrades in Istanbul were recently in the news after they took a prosecutor hostage in Istanbul and posted pictures on Twitter. The Turkish authorities responded by banning Twitter. The prosecutor, Serim Klaz, was killed when security forces stormed the courthouse where he was being held.

These comrades are standing in front of a banner proclaiming "The New Communist Party: Central Committee". We suspect they may be the New Communist Party Central Committee. The New Communist Party of Britain split from the Communist Party of Great Britain in 1977. The New Communist Party publishes The New Worker (all revolutionary movements must have a newspaper. It's in the rules).

This is the banner of the Communist Party of Great Britain (Marxist-Leninist). They like Stalin...

I mean, they really really like Stalin.

Barge people. Can't fault this really.

Anarchists be anarchin'...

...and occupiers be occupyin'.

Not really sure what these people's story is, but the banner is pretty, isn't it?

These guys are actual living proof of why you can't trust Communists. Gooners against apartheid, they claim to be. Which is fair enough. But LOOK WHAT'S ON THE REVERSE SIDE...

What the actual fuck?

These flags show Abdullah Ocalan, the leader of the Kurdish PKK, who are currently fighting Islamic State.

At this point, the comrades prepared to hit the road, headed for Trafalgar Square

Instagram video by Padraig Reidy * May 1, 2015 at 3:30pm UTC

Happy May Day everyone! Workers of the world unite!



Padraig Reidy is the editor of Little Atoms. He is Director of Editorial at 89up and has written and ghostwritten for The Evening Standard, The Guardian, The Observer, The Irish Times, The Daily Telegraph, The New Statesman, The Sun, and The Irish Post.

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