Turkey -May day protests end violently again -May 03, 2015

Traditional May Day protests have ended in hundreds of arrests as demonstrators clashed with police. The demonstrators were marching on Taksim Square, the traditional destination of rallies which was banned by Prime Minister Erdogan in legislation passed in previous years. As the demonstrators ignored the ban in defence of workers’ rights they were met by police with tear gas and water cannons. At least 140 people were detained.

English: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-05-01/turkish-police-fire-tear-gas-on-hundreds …  

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