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4 injured in Istanbul clashes

English.news.cn   2013-05-01 18:42:08            

Turkish union members parade into Taksim Square to commemorate the Laber Day in Istanbul, Turkey, on May 1, 2013. Each year, Turkish union members, political parties and movements usually hold rallies at Taksim Square in Istanbul on May 1. This year, however, the government banned such rallies, citing security concerns over the ongoing construction work at the iconic square. (Xinhua/Lu Zhe)

ISTANBUL, May 1 (Xinhua) -- Turkish protesters clashed with the police in Istanbul city on Wednesday, leaving at least four people injured.

Each year, Turkish union members, political parties and movements usually hold rallies at Taksim Square in Istanbul on May 1. This year, however, the government banned such rallies, citing security concerns over the ongoing construction work at the iconic square.

Although the police had closed all access leading to the square, thousands of union workers and members of political parties marched to the square on Wednesday.

Clashes erupted in alleys surrounding Sisli district in Istanbul when police fired tear gas to disperse protesters who threw stones and fireworks at the police.

At least four people were injured, including three protesters and a reporter, who have been sent to hospitals for treatment. Gursel Tekin, deputy leader of the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), was among the injured.

Istanbul municipality has deployed 22,000 police in the city on Wednesday, including 3,000 policemen at the Taksim Square.

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Editor: Zhu Ningzhu
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