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Turkish police break up demo with water cannon, tear gas

2 September 2015 9:18


Police in Turkey have used water cannons, rubber bullets and tear gas to break up an anti-government demonstration held in the northwestern city of Istanbul.

Some 500 people gathered in the city’s Istiklal Street on Tuesday, while shouting slogans against the government of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and its terror policy.

Police tried to break up the protesters, who were attempting to form a human chain, by firing tear gas and water cannon down the street in the busy commercial area.

According to reports, over a dozen people were arrested by the police during the rally.

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