WATCH: Police Clash With Kurdish Protesters Across Turkey Following Islamic State Advances

Police clash with Kurdish protesters angry over Islamic State militant advances within northern Iraq and Syria.


AP - Media reports say police in Istanbul and at least six other Turkish cities clashed with hundreds of demonstrators protesting the Islamic State group's advance on a Kurdish town on Syria's border with Turkey.

The private Dogan news agency said Tuesday clashes broke out in several Istanbul neighborhoods overnight, as protesters set up barricades, hurled stones, fireworks and firebombs at police and set a bus on fire. One police officer was injured.

Police used tear gas and water cannon to disperse similar protests in the mostly Kurdish-populated cities of Diyarbakir, Batman, Van, Sirnak, Sanliurfa and Hakkari.

Kurds in the southeast Turkish province of Cizre clash with police as they protest against an Islamic State assault on the border town of Kobani. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).