Turkish police fired teargas and water cannon at demonstrators on Saturday as Istanbul was engulfed by a second day of protests. The unrest stems from a protest earlier this week over plans to turn the city’s Gezi park into a shopping mall, but the demonstrations appear to have transcended that issue, becoming a general rebuke of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his party.
Top image: Turkish police fire tear gas during a clash with protesters in Taksim Square on June 1, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo by Ed Ou / Getty Images)
Bottom image: Protestors throw back tear gas canisters as they fight police to occupy Taksim Square on June 1, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo by Antonio Bolfo / Getty Images)
This can’t be happening in a beautiful city like Istanbul!
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