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Protests continue for 2nd day; Erdogan: Police force was excessive

Posted By admin On June 1, 2013 @ 7:15 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Ynet [1]
June 1, 2013

The¬†Turkish police fired teargas and water cannons for a second day on Saturday to prevent hundreds of protesters reaching¬†Istanbul’s central Taksim Square, scene of violent protests in which hundreds were injured on Friday.

Anti-government demonstrators wearing handkerchiefs and surgical masks chanted “unite against fascism” and “government resign” as they tried to march to Taksim. Protesters also clashed with police in the Besiktas neighborhood after crossing a bridge in another apparent attempt to reach the square.

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