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Movement remembers dead protesters in Turkey

Issue No. 2359

Thousands of protesters gathered in Istanbul’s Taksim Square last Saturday, carrying carnations to commemorate people who died during recent protests. 

After a couple of hours police pushed the demonstration out of the square, using water cannon, rubber bullets and tear gas.

A smaller protest in the capital Ankara was also broken up.

These were the first attempts at large demonstrations since police suppressed the movement against police violence in Istanbul’s Gezi Park. 

Hundreds of people took part in symbolic silent standing protests for several days before.


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International
Tue 25 Jun 2013, 18:18 BST
Issue No. 2359
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