Turkey -Violent May Day clashes at Taksim square -May 02, 2014

Police and trade union members clashed at Taksim square as activists braved the demonstration ban on the square that has been the centre for protest and 1st of May parades for decades.

Police and trade union members clashed at Taksim square as activists braved the demonstration ban on the square that has been the centre for protest and 1st of May parades for decades. As the activists marched on Taksim square to celebrate May Day, riot policy employed tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannons to disperse the crowd. Fifty protesters were injured and 138 detained.

English: http://www.ndtv.com/article/world/may-day-clashes-in-istanbul-50-injured ...  

 

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