A MAY Day march was revived in Huddersfield.

The tradition, which was marked every year in peacetime from 1892, lapsed after 1997.

But it was launched again on Saturday with this march through the town centre (above).

Kurdish, Ethiopian and Albanian refugees joined in.

A spokesman for the organisers said: "In the run-up to the European elections on June 10 we will increasingly hear narrow-minded nationalistic and xenophobic attacks on refugees and immigrants.

"We need to reclaim the spirit of May Day as an international event so Huddersfield people have an opportunity to show that they don't subscribe to racist views."

Marchers gathered at the junction of Belmont Street and Claremont Street before heading to the rally at the Harold Wilson monument in St George's Square.