Revolution On the Rise: Turkish Police Respond With Excessive Force

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The Turkish police allegedly have been using excessive force in the form of tear gas and water cannons against Turkish protesters.  Aggression and violence exploded in certain moments during the second day of protests.

Crowds have steadily continued to grow as police reportedly began to withdraw from the intensifying scene.

“This is a public movement and we are the movement,” said one protester to Al Jazeera, English.

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has issued a warning to the protestors calling for an immediate end to the protest.

Police fired tear gas and water cannons in an attempt to disperse protesters in Istanbul during the second day of violent demonstrations to no avail.

There have been reports of scuffles outbreaking in Istanbul and the capital Ankara. Dozens have been arrested over the past few days and there many were left injured on Friday after a four-day sit-in to oppose a shopping complex turned violent.

The following video was taken in Istiklal Street, Istanbul.

12 people were injured after Turkish police used tear gas and water cannon against protesters occupying a park in central Istanbul.

Demonstrators have been opposing the demolition of Gezi Park into a shopping mall, with yesterday being the fourth day of a sit-in at Taksim Square.

Protester Killed in Turkey by Water Cannon: Gezi Park Protests Taksim Square

Credit: Türkiye Komünist Partisi/Newspoint

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