ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on May Day events around the world (all times local):
Police in Istanbul have detained 165 people during May Day events around the city, most of them demonstrators trying to march to a symbolic square in defiance of a ban.
A security department statement said that another 18 people suspected of planning illegal demonstrations and possible acts of violence on Monday were detained in separate police operations.
Turkey had declared Taksim Square off-limits to May Day demonstrations, and major trade unions marked the day with rallies at government-designated areas.
Still, small groups tried to reach the square, leading …read more
Source: The Mercury News