- Title: Turkish police use water cannon, tear gas against Istanbul protesters
- Date: 5th November 2016
- Summary: ISTANBUL, TURKEY (NOVEMBER 5, 2016) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF PROTESTERS CHANTING (Turkish): "HDP (Peoples' Democratic Party) IS OUR HOPE" PLACARDS READING (Turkish): "DEMOCRATIC RESISTANCE AGAINST ALL COUPS" CROWD MARCHING PEOPLE CHANTING (Turkish): "WE WILL WIN BY RESISTING" PLACARD READING (Turkish): "DON'T TOUCH MY CO-LEADER" VARIOUS OF POLICEMEN BLOCKING THE ROAD VARIOUS OF WATER CANNON SPRAYING / PROTESTERS BOOING AND RUNNING AWAY WATER CANNON SPRAYING / PROTESTERS RUNNING AWAY PROTESTERS FLEEING AS RUBBER PELLETS BEING FIRED / SOUND OF GLASS BREAKING CAMERA LENS COVERED IN WATER FROM WATER CANNON VARIOUS OF RIOT POLICE FIRING RUBBER PELLETS /WATER CANNON SPRAYING WATER / PROTESTERS FLEEING DIYARBAKIR, TURKEY (NOVEMBER 5, 2016) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF PROTESTERS CLAPPING AND CHANTING (Turkish): "WE ARE NOT DISMAYED BY CRACKDOWNS" VARIOUS OF WOMEN CLAPPING / DEMONSTRATING VARIOUS OF WATER CANNONS VEHICLES ON STREET VARIOUS OF RIOT POLICE
- Embargoed: 20th November 2016 14:40
- Keywords: Turkey security arrests Kurds Cumhuriyet newspaper HDP protests clashes
- Location: ISTANBUL, DIYARBAKIR, TURKEY
- City: ISTANBUL, DIYARBAKIR, TURKEY
- Country: Turkey
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,Civil Unrest
- Reuters ID: LVA001576329Z
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Turkish police used water cannon and tear gas against hundreds of protesters in Istanbul on Saturday (November 5) to block them from marching to the office of an opposition newspaper where staff had been arrested.
Calls for protest were initially made by pro-Kurdish activists to denounce the arrests of the co-leaders of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP).
Tear gas filled some streets in the Sisli neighbourhood of Istanbul, a Reuters reporter near the scene said, while police helicopters were heard buzzing overhead.
The demonstration in central Istanbul came hours after Turkish authorities ordered the formal arrest of nine staff members of the opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper and detained more pro-Kurdish officials as part of an anti-terrorism probe which has been heavily criticised in the West.
On Friday (November 4) the HDP's co-leaders, Selahattin Demirtas and Figen Yuksekdag, were also jailed pending trial.
Turkey's crackdown, since a failed coup on July 15, has led to more than 110,000 people being sacked or suspended and 37,000 arrests over the past 3-1/2 months.
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