Saturday, 15 June 2013

Tear gas, water cannon in Gezi Park and Taksim after Erdogan’s ultimatum

The police have fired water cannon and tear gas to drive away protesters from both Istanbul’s Taksim Square and Gezi Park, hours after Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan demanded the square to be “evacuated.” Protesters claim multiple injuries.

Several people have been taken away in ambulances after being loaded onto stretchers, RT’s Irina Galushko reports from Istanbul.
The police are now tearing down the tents in Gezi Park camp, she added.
Scores of riot police have sealed off Taksim Square and stormed the adjoining park, pressing the protesters out of the area.

Water cannon were used to keep the people off the square in the surrounding streets. Even ambulance workers, as well as reporters, have been denied access to Gezi Park, RT’s Galushko tweets. 

Source : RT News

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