Turkish Riot Police Clash With Demonstrators

A pedestrian project in a popular Istanbul park spurred demonstrators to stay the night in hopes of convincing construction workers to stop cutting down trees.

Demonstrators in Istanbul protested against the cutting down of trees in Taksim Square on Tuesday.

Demonstrators in Istanbul protested against the cutting down of trees in Taksim Square on Tuesday.

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Things eventually escalated.

Things eventually escalated.

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And riot police used pepper spray to disperse the crowd.

And riot police used pepper spray to disperse the crowd.

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The crowd has stayed the night in the park hoping to protect trees that were to be torn down to make way for a pedestrian project, according to Today's Zaman.

The crowd has stayed the night in the park hoping to protect trees that were to be torn down to make way for a pedestrian project, according to Today's Zaman .

Via: AP


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