Istanbul police uses tear gas and water canons against protesters


Turkish riot police in Istanbul fired tear gas and water cannons today at around 3,000 people protesting new legislation tightening control over the Internet, Zeenews reports.


Police took action to push protesters away from the city's Taksim Square, a focal rally point, an AFP reporter said. 


"Government, resign!" the demonstrators chanted. "Do not touch my Internet!"