We stand with the Turkish protesters
As reported by the L.A. Times:
Hundreds of riot police surrounded a park in central Istanbul on Saturday, firing tear gas and water cannons in a renewed push by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to restore order after two weeks of demonstrations that have exasperated his government and exposed the country’s deepening political divide.
Police forces surrounded Gezi Park shortly before nightfall. They moved beneath sycamore trees toward tents and crowds of hundreds of protesters. Some demonstrators reportedly threw rocks but the dissidents appeared to be overwhelmed by security forces, whose lines spread into adjoining Taksim Square.
Ambulances arrived outside the park as tear gas enveloped the trees.
— #OccupyGezi London (@OccupyGeziUK) June 15, 2013
Another video stream here — is autorun so didn’t embed — street level.
— NewsBreaker (@NewsBreaker) June 15, 2013
Taksim Divan Hotel's lobby is full of vomit, scores of people vomiting due to the condensed gas used by the police on refuge seekers.
— Ece Toksabay (@ecetoksabay) June 15, 2013
— Richard Engel (@RichardEngel) June 15, 2013
— Pierre Crom (@PierreCrom) June 15, 2013
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