After violent clashes in Istanbul, union leaders plan a May 1 rally in Taksim Square

On Monday, violent clashes occurred when police attacked labour union members to prevent them from holding a press conference in Gezi Park near Taksim Square in Istanbul, Turkey. Union leaders have called for a rally at Taksim Square on May 1.

Travellers should avoid the Gezi Park/Taksim Square area on May 1. Always avoid public gatherings or demonstrations in other countries. Even peaceful demonstrations can escalate to violence.

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