Kurds protest govt ban of Nowruz celebrations, throw Molotov cocktails in Istanbul

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Pro-Kurdish protesters clashed with police in Istanbul on Monday, following the Turkish government’s decision to ban Kurdish Nowruz New Year celebrations. Turkish police deployed water cannon and fired tear gas at the protesters, who responded by launching fireworks and Molotov cocktails at police vehicles. Nowruz festivities have been banned in several places around Turkey over terror attack concerns.