Saturday, June 1, 2013

'Most violent in years': Istanbul protests spread across Turkey

'Most violent in years': Istanbul protests spread across Turkey
June 1, 2013 | RussiaToday


The initial protest was prompted by government-backed plans to demolish a park in the center of Istanbul, to build a shopping mall. Since then, it's grown into an Occupy-style rally against the Islamist-leaning government. In the capital, Ankara, police also used tear gas to push back protesters who were trying to reach the headquarters of the ruling Justice and Development Party. For more RT talks to Denis Er-Gurel - the general secretary of Turkey's Media Association.

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