Taksim Square Protests: 13 Photos Showing Severity of the Protests

Taksim Square Protests 13 Photos Showing Severity Of the Protests

Taksim Square Protests 13 Photos Showing Severity Of the Protests

by Christian Rice

Protesters flooded Istanbul’s Taksim Square Friday after heavy-handed police tactics and increasing dissatisfaction with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who some say is becoming increasingly authoritarian.

The mainstream media has yet to highlight the protests. Meanwhile, police brutality continues as over 900 people have been arrested and several have been killed.

Here are thirteen pictures from Twitter that show why we should take offense with mainstream media for not covering what could become an historic event.

Is This Arab Spring 2.0? Clearly, Gezi Park is a microcosm of seething resentment that has deeper roots, and urban planning spats like this are at the bottom of the list of grievances.

Why Has Turkey Exploded In Protest? Read more on the unfolding situation.

1. Aerial View Of Taksim Square

taksim, square, protests:, 13, photos, showing, severity, of, the, protests,

Via: Twitter

2. Protesters Clash With Riot Police in Bodrum, Turkey

taksim, square, protests:, 13, photos, showing, severity, of, the, protests,

Via: Twitter

3. Crowds Swelling in Taksim Square

taksim, square, protests:, 13, photos, showing, severity, of, the, protests,

Via: Telegraph

4. Police Use Tear Gas and Water on Student Protesters

5. The Police Crackdown Begins

taksim, square, protests:, 13, photos, showing, severity, of, the, protests,

Via: RT

6. Blood in Istanbul’s Streets

7. Protesters Face Riot Police

taksim, square, protests:, 13, photos, showing, severity, of, the, protests,

Via: Twitter

8. Protester Holds Sign Asking PM Erdogan to Hold True to His Words

taksim, square, protests:, 13, photos, showing, severity, of, the, protests,

Via: Twitter

9. Used Tear Gas Shells in Taksim Square

10. View From a Street Near Taksim Square

taksim, square, protests:, 13, photos, showing, severity, of, the, protests,

Via: Twitter

11. Police Brutally Deal With a Protester

taksim, square, protests:, 13, photos, showing, severity, of, the, protests,

Via: Twitter

12. Tensions Flare In Turkey

taksim, square, protests:, 13, photos, showing, severity, of, the, protests,

Via: RT

13. Revolution Will Not be Televised, It Will Be Tweeted

taksim, square, protests:, 13, photos, showing, severity, of, the, protests,

Via: Twitter

Someone got it right.

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