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Turkey: Riot police in reprehensible crackdown on peaceful May Day protest

Headline Title:  Turkey: Riot police in reprehensible crackdown on peaceful May Day protest 01 May 2014 The use of tear gas and water cannon against peaceful protesters today by police in Istanbul is a reprehensible move to crack down on free expression and peaceful assembly, Amnesty International said. Riot police sealed off the whole of central Istanbul near Taksim Square to ensure that no protesters made it to a peaceful demonstration planned there to mark May Day. “A peaceful march this morning was cut off by a human wall of riot police blocking the main access road…

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