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Thousands protest in Istanbul's Taksim Square

1 June 2013 Last updated at 19:14 BST

Thousands of people have been protesting in Istanbul's Taksim Square and police have withdrawn from the area.

The clashes over plans to redevelopment Gezi Park, next to Taksim Square, broke out on Friday and continued there and in the capital, Ankara, on Saturday.

The BBC's Ben Thompson reports on events in Taksim Square.