Turkish Gezi Park protesters take on media


Demonstrators in Turkey are taking on the media over the protests surrounding Gezi Park.

One of Turkey's biggest uprisings, the protests began over the government's plan to build a shopping mall in one of the very few parks in central Istanbul.

After the police intervention, where protestors claim excessive force was used, protests got bigger, and thousands of people clashed with the police.

But the events were initially not covered by the mainstream media, leaving demonstrators to broadcast the story themselves.

Selin Girit reports from Istanbul.

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