May Day-Despite government attempts to suppress any demonstrations, reports have come out of Iran describing rallies taking place in several regions. The government attempted to stage its own event in Tehran, featuring a speech by President Rouhani and government-made placards and banners. Still, about 1,000 workers descended on Azadi Square in a peaceful demonstration. 23 arrests led to Tehran transportation workers being detained in Evin Prison. A number of other arrests were reported in other localities.