Turkish police chases 1st May demonstration
On Monday in central Istanbul Turkish police apprehended at least 25 people while chasing unauthorized 1st May demonstration, NTV company reports. Some people were reportedly wounded, their number still unknown.
Trend reports members of demonstration representing Turkish left-oriented radical organizations were sounding anti-American slogans, refused to dismiss and attempted to resist police agents that were left to do nothing but to use gas against them.
Official 1st May demonstration authorized by the city authorities is led in
Kadykey district in the eastern part of the city.
Severe measures of security are kept in the area, police choppers are patrolling in the air.
Incidents at 1st May demonstrations in Turkey also took place in town of Mersin on Mediterranean coast. Local television reported police agents chased participants of demonstration that shouted slogans in support of Kurd separatists.
The Turkeys largest demonstration was organized in Ankara. Speaking at the demonstration, executives of trade union confederation Turk-Is demanded the country authorities declare may 1st official holiday in Turkey.