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Police fire tear gas at Turkey anniversary protest

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Turkish police fired tear gas and water cannon at hundreds of people in Istanbul and Ankara Saturday as demonstrations marking a year since deadly anti-government protests erupted in fresh violence. 

Injured protesters lie on the ground as Turkish riot police officers fire tear gas to disperse demonstrators gathered on the central Istoklal avenue near Taksim square in Istanbul, on May 31, 2014

Police clashed with protesters near Istanbul's iconic Taksim Square, scene of last year's unrest that claimed eight lives and left thousands injured, an AFP reporter on the ground said.

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