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Police clash with pro-Kurdish protesters in Turkey's Istanbul

(Xinhua)

08:45, September 02, 2011

ISTANBUL, Sept. 1 (Xinhua) -- Police clashed with demonstrators from a pro-Kurdish party, who were marching on the occasion of the World Peace Day in Turkey's largest city Istanbul on Thursday.

Riot police fired tear gas at demonstrators in Istanbul's Kadikoy district on the Asian side of the city after some masked people attacked police with sticks and Molotov cocktails.

About 100 demonstrators from the pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) were attempting to organize a march to mark the World Peace Day on Sept. 1.

Police had asked the demonstrators to remove all banners they had prepared for the march, and clashes broke out when police wanted to conduct body search at established checkpoints.

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