ISTANBUL, Turkey ? Thousands of people tried to reach Taksim Square during May Day demonstrations on Thursday in Istanbul, Turkey. However, the Turkish government shut down ferries and subways and deployed thousands of police, who barricaded the streets and used tear gas, rubber bullets and water canons to prevent protesters from getting close to the square.
An expert report revealed that the two officers who shot the 15-year-old Gezi victim were detected in a camera footage
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The BBC’s Selin Girit followed an activist attending May Day protests in Istanbul as clashes broke out with police.
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