Police raid on Istanbul park triggers night of rioting




 
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Police raid on Istanbul park triggers night of rioting
 
June 16th, 2013  
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Topic: Police raid on Istanbul park triggers night of rioting


Police raid on Istanbul park triggers night of rioting
By Ayla Jean Yackley and Seda Sezer ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Thousands of people took to the streets of Istanbul overnight on Sunday, erecting barricades and starting bonfires, after riot police firing teargas and water cannon stormed a park at the center of two weeks of anti-government unrest. Lines of police backed by armored vehicles sealed off Taksim Square in the center of the city as officers raided the adjoining Gezi Park late on Saturday, where protesters had been camped in a ramshackle settlement of tents. ...




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