A protester throws a petrol bomb as Turkish riot police fire water cannon and teargas during a protest at Taksim Square in Istanbul June 11, 2013
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Turkey protests: Riot police enter Taksim Square

Turkish riot police have moved into Istanbul's Taksim Square, which has been occupied by anti-government protesters for close to two weeks.

Officers fired tear gas and rubber bullets, leading many protesters to flee the square into adjoining Gezi Park, where many have been camping.

Some activists responded by hurling fireworks, fire bombs and stones at police.

Protester Timur Karadeniz described seeing "tear gas and pepper spray" in Taksim Square, from a "peaceful" protest on the other side of the square.

  • 11 Jun 2013
  • From the section Europe
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