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Turkey: Petrol bombs fly as pro-Kurdish activists clash with Istanbul police00:46

Turkey: Petrol bombs fly as pro-Kurdish activists clash with Istanbul police

Turkey, Istanbul
June 20, 2016 at 12:22 GMT +00:00 · Published

Members of the Patriotic Revolutionary Youth Movement (YDGH) clashed with police in the Gazi district of Istanbul on Tuesday night.

Protesters rallied to denounce the imprisonment of the leader of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) Abdullah Ocalan and the ongoing operation against Kurdish fighters by the Turkish state across the south-east of the country.

Turkish police deployed water cannon and fired tear gas at the protesters, who in turn hurled fireworks and Molotov Cocktails at police vehicles.

Turkey: Petrol bombs fly as pro-Kurdish activists clash with Istanbul police00:46
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Members of the Patriotic Revolutionary Youth Movement (YDGH) clashed with police in the Gazi district of Istanbul on Tuesday night.

Protesters rallied to denounce the imprisonment of the leader of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) Abdullah Ocalan and the ongoing operation against Kurdish fighters by the Turkish state across the south-east of the country.

Turkish police deployed water cannon and fired tear gas at the protesters, who in turn hurled fireworks and Molotov Cocktails at police vehicles.