IMF Protesters Met With Tear Gas In Turkey
Police threw tear gas at the hundreds that protested the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank in Istanbul, Turkey on Tuesday.
Some of the protesters threw fire bombs at a convention centre where leaders of the IMF and the World Bank were meeting. Bank windows were smashed and ATMs broken. Around a hundred protesters were arrested, and hundreds more dispersed after the police shot at them with a water cannon.
There is significant opposition among Turkish students to the IMF, which helped bail Turkey out of a deep financial crisis in 2001. Turkey and the IMF are negotiating a possible new loan agreement after the last one expired more than a year ago.