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Turkish police attack pro-Kurdish rally in Mardin

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Turkish police have violently clashed with supporters of the pro -Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party during a rally in the southeastern city of Mardin. Police used water cannons and tear gas to disperse the protesters who were trying to block roads in front of city hall. There are conflicting reports of casualties. Local media have also reported the arrest of over 100 protesters. The crackdown comes amid a series of attacks in the region blamed on militants of the Kurdistan Workers Party. A ceasefire between the PKK and the government collapsed last year and attacks on Turkish security forces have soared ever since. On Friday, Turkey's parliament approved a bill stripping lawmakers of their immunity from prosecution in a move which critics say would target the Kurds. Watch Live: http://www.presstv.ir/live.html Twitter: http://twitter.com/PressTV LiveLeak: http://www.liveleak.com/c/PressTV Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/PRESSTV Google+: http://plus.google.com/+VideosPTV Instagram: http://instagram.com/presstvchannel SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/videosptv