After a night of wide-ranging violence in Istanbul, a role reversal occurred: Turkish security forces occupied Taksim Square and anti-government protesters were left on the outside looking in.
Police arresting a doctor…
Gezi park was destroyed last night, but Osman bay and the bridge were taken over by impromptu protesters (everyday citizens) who now had a focus against a sword that threaten their very lives. Gezi park stopped being in Taksim and had just become an ideal carried in each one us on the street.
Police adding pepper gas solution to water canons…
By Jerome Roos On June 15, 2013
Women on the front. Last night in İstiklal Street. 15 June 2013.
19:42 Odakule. İstiklal Street.
Police use teargas against protesters trying to enter Taksim Square as prime minister holds rally in different party of the city
Thousands of defiant protesters attempting to converge on central Istanbul’s Taksim Square on Sunday were kept away by police firing repeated rounds of teargas, as the government maintained a hard line against rekindled demonstrations.
Updated: Worst violence yet. It appears the government is making a final brutal push against demonstrators and their supporters. It has commandeered municipal ferries and string them with AKP flags to bring its supporters into Istanbul for a big rally. Egemen Bağış, Turkey?s EU Minister, said last night that anyone who enters Taksim Square will be considered a member or a supporter of a terrorist organization.
18:10 Sıraselviler, Taksim. 16 June 2013
Police occupying Istiklal Street, 16:26
Riot police storm Istanbul’s Taksim square to evict hundreds of anti-government protesters, just hours after an ultimatum from prime minister Tayyip Erdogan
Police trying to arrest protesters, forces to enter in House Cafe, Nişantaşı. 18:20
Funeral of Ethem Sarısülük. His mother embracing coffin. by Banu Güven. Ankara.
Pangaltı, by @140Journos, 16:24
Some AKP followers on their way to AKP’s rally. 16.06.2013. Samatya, Istanbul.
Transporting AKP followers to KazlıÇeşme Rally…
After a fortnight of missteps, the prime minister grasps that the protests are harming his regime. But he has not recognised they are unlikely to end if he removes the freedom his people expect
Hundreds of security forces move in with bulldozers during a concert for activists, leaving many wounded
Hundreds of riot police used teargas and water cannons to storm the protest camp at the centre of Turkey’s anti-government unrest, following a warning by Turkey’s prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, that protesters should quit Gezi Park or be removed by security forces.
Sıraselviler. Taksim. 03:30