Police disperse demonstrators on Taksim Square in Istanbul (PHOTO/VIDEO)
Baku, Azerbaijan, May 1
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Police dispersed demonstrators on Taksim Square in Istanbul, Trend reports with reference to Turkish media.
About 100 demonstrators tried to break into Taksim Square, where holding of May Day rallies is prohibited.
The police detained 7 demonstrators, according to the report.
It was earlier reported that Istanbul police fenced off the Taksim Square in connection with the expected May Day rallies.
The roads leading to Taksim Square are also blocked.
The rallies will be held May 1 in Istanbul in connection with the International Workers’ Day.
The Turkish authorities allowed holding the rallies in the Bakirkoy and Maltepe districts of Istanbul.
In 2010, the Turkish authorities allowed May Day rally to be held at Taksim Square, but in 2013 the ban was imposed again.
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