Turkish police fire tear gas to disperse protest in Istanbul
ByREUTERS
22 February 2014 19:57

ISTANBUL - Turkish riot police fired tear gas on Saturday to disperse several thousand anti-government demonstrators in central Istanbul protesting against a new law tightening control of the Internet, a Reuters witness said.

Officers backed by water cannon cleared demonstrators from the main Istiklal shopping street near Taksim Square, some chanting "Everywhere Taksim, Everywhere Resistance". One banner read "(Prime Minister) Tayyip Erdogan, don't pull the Internet plug".

Share this article via
from around the web
Related Content
Woman weeping.
01 March 2014
New Worlds: Tell the whole truth

By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH

Top Stories
Israel Weather
  • 15 - 23
    Beer Sheva
    15 - 22
    Tel Aviv - Yafo
  • 11 - 15
    Jerusalem
    14 - 17
    Haifa
  • 18 - 24
    Elat
    14 - 22
    Tiberias