Those wanting to celebrate May 1st on the Labour and Solidarity Day were detained due to “measures on the pandemic.” The Security General Directorate announced that 394 citizens were detained in total after interventions against 29 demonstrations, which were claimed to have been organised illegally, outside the events allowed on May 1st across the country. Journalists recording the police violence were prevented due to the unlawful circular recently issued by the Security Directorate, banning the recording of visuals of security officers. The police tried to delete the tapes by throwing journalists’ phones to the ground. 247 of the 256 people detained in Istanbul were released after testifying and nine were released by the courts they were taken to. Measures of judicial control were issued against eight suspects. On the other hand, all detained citizens were fined with 888 thousand 64 Turkish Liras due to not abiding by the measures against the COVID-19.