Turkish police fire teargas to disperse Istanbul protesters

Reuters News
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Posted: Sep 10, 2013 12:23 PM

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish police fired rounds of teargas to disperse a crowd of several hundred demonstrators rallying in central Istanbul on Tuesday against the death of a protester in the southern province of Hatay earlier in the day, witnesses said.

Dozens of riot police backed by water cannon advanced down a main pedestrian avenue and some fired teargas canisters into side streets as protesters fled after the police blocked their entrance into the city's Taksim Square.

(Reporting by Murad Sezer; Writing by Daren Butler; Editing by Alison Williams)