Europe marks May Day

By Michael Sercan Daventry

LONDON (AA) – One person reportedly died in clashes between two groups in a German town as millions of people in Europe marked May Day with demonstrations on Sunday, according to local media reports.

The unnamed person was killed in clashes between far-right activists and left-wing groups in the town of Bad Segeberg, in the northern state of Schleswig-Holstein, German media outlets, including NDR said.

Elsewhere in Europe, thousands of people gathered in Paris’s Place de la Bastille square.

Police used tear gas to push back demonstrators in some parts of the French capital while in Britain, the focal point for the crowds was London’s May Day rally, which was attended by the leader of a main opposition party for the first time in half a century.

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn used the event to address workers from the top of a London bus. “We stand in solidarity now against the growth of the far right in Europe,” Corbyn said in televised remarks.

The crowds carried placards calling on U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron to resign.

In Poland, crowds in the town of Vilnius called for their country to withdraw from the European Union, while in Istanbul, police seized dozens of arms and arrested 207 people across the city.