THE WORLDPOST
06/17/2013 02:43 am ET Updated Aug 16, 2013

Turkey Protests: 441 People Detained In Connection With Clashes In Istanbul, Official Says (PHOTOS/VIDEO)

ISTANBUL, June 17 (Reuters) - Turkish police detained 441 people in connection with clashes in Istanbul on Sunday between police and demonstrators protesting against the government, an official at the city's bar association said on Monday.

Throughout Sunday, police in Turkey's largest city fired water cannon and tear gas at thousands of anti-government demonstrators seeking to enter Istanbul's central Taksim Square. An official from the Ankara bar association said 56 people were detained in the capital.

(Reporting by Can Sezer and Ece Toksabay; Writing by Daren Butler; editing by Mike Collett-White)

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