Liberal Conspiracy: #occupyGezi: Why a prominent Istanbul park has turned into a warzone

Police staged an early morning raid on protesters who resist against the demolition of Gezi Park in the heart of Istanbul for a shopping mall to be built.

What started with around a 100 protesters has turned into a spectacle of tens of thousands over recent days.

People camped out in the park, sang songs, read books, danced.

But yesterday, the police used a Mass Incident Intervention Vehicle (TOMA) to disperse the demonstrators and turned the surrounding of the park a warzone.

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The protesters have released this statement



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If you’re looking for photos from #occupygezi, try these http://on.fb.me/18Ds3Zs. For quotes try Leyla Besktas: on Facebook, or via Twitter.


Pictures copyright © Tolga Sezgin / NarPhotos

via Sunny Hundal Liberal Conspiracy http://liberalconspiracy.org/2013/05/31/occupygezi-why-a-prominent-istanbul-park-has-turned-into-a-warzone/

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