By Flora Adamian
International Workers’ Rights Day, also known as May Day, has a storied history in Berlin, and thousands of demonstrators take to the streets each year to rally for issues like housing and labor rights. The holiday has an especially strong legacy in Kreuzberg, where residents created Myfest — a cultural celebration designed to quell occasionally violent riots — in 2003.
We spoke to Sara Lühmann, spokeswoman for the Bezirksamt Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, to hear how the city is preparing for the May Day events this year.
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