Prosecutors seek the arrest of four in May Day detentions

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Following an eventful day in Istanbul's Caglayan Courthouse, a prosecutor May 4 demanded the arrest of four people on terror charges out of the 171 people detained on May Day, Hurriyet Daily News reported.

Istanbul Prosecutor's Office ruled for the extension of the detainees on May 3, demanding another 24 hours. The detainees' lawyers appealed to the decision, but it was again rejected by the Prosecutor's Office.

A total of 171 people have been detained as part of the police crackdown on protesters on May Day in Istanbul. The governorship of Istanbul had announced it would not allow any rallies at Taksim Square, and intervened on the groups trying to march to the city center with water cannons and tear gas.

Some 11 of the 171 people were taken to the Anti-Terror Unit of the Turkish police on suspicions of terror. On May 4 a prosecutor sought the arrest for four people of the 11.

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