Police disperse crowd with tear gas, water cannon in Okmeydani

ISTANBUL: Police intervened in demonstration of a large group of people who attempted to march to Istanbul’s Taksim Square as part of Labor Day celebrations from Okmeydani neighborhood.

When the group did not obey police’s warning to stop, police dispersed the crowd with tear gas and water cannon. A clash erupted between the police and the protesters who attacked the police with fireworks.