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Turkish police fire tear gas at defiant protesters

Turkish riot police take cover behing their shields as Kurdish protestors use fireworks against them on June 1, 2014, during a demostration in the Gaziosmanpasa district of Istanbul on June 1, 2014Turkish police on Sunday fired tear gas and water cannon at hundreds of protesters in Ankara a day after violent clashes on the one-year anniversary of the country’s largest anti-government demonstrations in decades. Police stepped in to disperse around 500 people from Ankara’s downtown Kizilay Square who wanted to stage a demonstration at the site where a 26-year-old protester was shot and killed by police the same day last year, an AFP photographer said. “Ethem’s murderer is the AKP police,” protesters shouted in Ankara, referring to the ruling Justice and Development Party.

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