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Turkey Protests Rage On

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Protests rage across Turkey again today:

[Prime Minister] Erdogan vowed to push ahead with the redevelopment of a park in Taksim Square in Istanbul, the city’s equivalent of Tahrir Square in Cairo, with a replica Ottoman-era army barracks that would house a shopping mall.

As many as 10,000 people came out to protest the plan and the Erdogan government. Water cannons and tear gas were used against the citizens yesterday (makeshift tear gas mask). But the use of tear gas is being reviewed, from Al Jazeera:

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan acknowledged on Saturday that it was a mistake to use tear gas on the public protesting earlier this week on the planned demolition of Gezi Park.

“There was a mistake while using pepper gas by police forces. Okay. I have ordered the Interior Ministry to investigate this. It was excessive” he said. He, however, said the redevelopment plan for the park would go ahead.

Once again social media is playing a big role disseminating interest and information, for example #Turkey on twitter. Here’s a photo in solidarity from Occupy in Zuccotti Park in New York City.

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Turkey Protests Rage On

90 SAN?YEDE D?R?L?? VIDEOSU! from Memento Mori on Vimeo.

Protests rage across Turkey again today

[Prime Minister] Erdogan vowed to push ahead with the redevelopment of a park in Taksim Square in Istanbul, the city’s equivalent of Tahrir Square in Cairo, with a replica Ottoman-era army barracks that would house a shopping mall.

As many as 10,000 people came out to protest the plan and the Erdogan government. Water cannons and tear gas were used against the citizens yesterday (makeshift tear gas mask). But the use of tear gas is being reviewed, from Al Jazeera:

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan acknowledged on Saturday that it was a mistake to use tear gas on the public protesting earlier this week on the planned demolition of Gezi Park.

“There was a mistake while using pepper gas by police forces. Okay. I have ordered the Interior Ministry to investigate this. It was excessive” he said. He, however, said the redevelopment plan for the park would go ahead.

Once again social media is playing a big role disseminating interest and information, for example #Turkey on twitter. Here’s a photo in solidarity from Occupy in Zuccotti Park in New York City.

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