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Tear gas, over 200 arrests at May Day clashes in Istanbul
Labor Day celebrations in Istanbul turned violent as multiple groups of demonstrators attempted to march towards central Taksim square, despite police cordons and warnings.
— Tarihsel Maddeci (@tarihselmddc) May 1, 2017
“Some illegal groups who want to damage the peace and safety of our people attempted illegal marches and demonstrations, primarily around Taksim square… under the pretext of May Day celebrations,” the governor’s office said, as cited by Reuters. “A total of 207 people have been detained, and some 40 Molotov cocktails, 17 hand grenades, 176 fireworks … and lots of illegal posters have been seized.”
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