BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:30 P.M.) – International Workers’ Day (May Day) rallies in Istanbul saw demonstrators clashing and being detained by police in the district of Besiktas on Tuesday.

Riot police were ordered to prevent protesters from entering Taksim Square, which local authorities had announced would be closed to any demonstrations on May 1. Roads leading to Taksim Square were also shut off, according to local media.

Supporters of the People’s Liberation Party (HKP) took part in the demonstration, along with the Confederation of Progressive Trade Unions of Turkey (DISK).

Labour Day is marked around the world with strikes, protests, commemorations and celebrations.

Source: Ruptly

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