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Occupy Gezi Park !

June 2013 - Turkey
Massive anti Erdogan (Prime Minister) movement born from a protest against the planned destruction of Gezi Park for a commercial mall. It started with severe clashes between protesters and police forces, to reach an amazing festive climax the week-end of June 08 & 09, 2013. Like a gigantic catharsis where the people needed to seriously cut loose. While in Ankara and elsewhere in the country violence is growing, in Istanbul everyday from now on occupiers are expecting the next government's action... which came quickly. Taksim Square and Gezi Park were cleared a few days later.
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Gumushuyu area, the main axe heading to Besiktas neighbourhood and Dolba Bace house palace, is scattered with barricades and is the theater of regular clashes between opponents and police forces. Central part of Taksim Square and Gezi Park in Istanbul is being occupied since violent clashes on friday, may 30th. This protest at the origin against the destruction of Gezi Park, has become a massive anti Prime Minister Erdogan’s regime. Istanbul, Turkey, June 04, 2013.
Gumushuyu area, the main axe heading to Besiktas neighbourhood and Dolba Bace house palace, is scattered with barricades and is the theater of regular clashes between opponents and police forces. Central part of Taksim Square and Gezi Park in Istanbul is being occupied since violent clashes on friday, may 30th. This protest at the origin against the destruction of Gezi Park, has become a massive anti Prime Minister Erdogan’s regime. Istanbul, Turkey, June 04, 2013.
Gumushuyu area, the main axe heading to Besiktas neighbourhood and Dolba Bace house palace, is scattered with barricades and is the theater of regular clashes between opponents and police forces. Central part of Taksim Square and Gezi Park in Istanbul is being occupied since violent clashes on friday, may 30th. This protest at the origin against the destruction of Gezi Park, has become a massive anti Prime Minister Erdogan’s regime. Istanbul, Turkey, June 04, 2013.
Gumushuyu area, the main axe heading to Besiktas neighbourhood and Dolba Bace house palace, is scattered with barricades and is the theater of regular clashes between opponents and police forces. Central part of Taksim Square and Gezi Park in Istanbul is being occupied since violent clashes on friday, may 30th. This protest at the origin against the destruction of Gezi Park, has become a massive anti Prime Minister Erdogan’s regime. Istanbul, Turkey, June 04, 2013.
Taking refuge in a hotel to escape teargas and where medical teams also can treat those injured. Gumushuyu area, the main axe heading to Besiktas neighbourhood and Dolba Bace house palace, is scattered with barricades and is the theater of regular clashes between opponents and police forces. Central part of Taksim Square and Gezi Park in Istanbul is being occupied since violent clashes on friday, may 30th. This protest at the origin against the destruction of Gezi Park, has become a massive anti Prime Minister Erdogan’s regime. Istanbul, Turkey, June 04, 2013.
Taking refuge in a hotel to escape teargas and where medical teams also can treat those injured. Gumushuyu area, the main axe heading to Besiktas neighbourhood and Dolba Bace house palace, is scattered with barricades and is the theater of regular clashes between opponents and police forces. Central part of Taksim Square and Gezi Park in Istanbul is being occupied since violent clashes on friday, may 30th. This protest at the origin against the destruction of Gezi Park, has become a massive anti Prime Minister Erdogan’s regime. Istanbul, Turkey, June 04, 2013.
Central part of Taksim Square and Gezi Park in Istanbul is being occupied since violent clashes on friday, may 30th. This protest at the origin against the destruction of Gezi Park, has become a massive anti Prime Minister Erdogan’s regime. Istanbul, Turkey, June 06, 2013.
Central part of Taksim Square and Gezi Park in Istanbul is being occupied since violent clashes on friday, may 30th. This protest at the origin against the destruction of Gezi Park, has become a massive anti Prime Minister Erdogan’s regime. Istanbul, Turkey, June 05, 2013.
Central part of Taksim Square and Gezi Park in Istanbul is being occupied since violent clashes on friday, may 30th. This protest at the origin against the destruction of Gezi Park, has become a massive anti Prime Minister Erdogan’s regime. Istanbul, Turkey, June 05, 2013.
Major works around are well advanced. Central part of Taksim Square and Gezi Park in Istanbul is being occupied since violent clashes on friday, may 30th. This protest at the origin against the destruction of Gezi Park, has become a massive anti Prime Minister Erdogan’s regime. Istanbul, Turkey, June 04, 2013.
Central part of Taksim Square and Gezi Park in Istanbul is being occupied since violent clashes on friday, may 30th. This protest at the origin against the destruction of Gezi Park, has become a massive anti Prime Minister Erdogan’s regime. Istanbul, Turkey, June 04, 2013.
Taksim Square. The atmosphere has gone increasingly festive. People cut loose in many ways. An amazing mixed social bag is melting and cheering together. Central part of Taksim Square and Gezi Park in Istanbul is being occupied since violent clashes on friday, may 30th. This protest at the origin against the destruction of Gezi Park, has become a massive anti Prime Minister Erdogan’s regime. Istanbul, Turkey, June 08, 2013.
Taksim Square. The atmosphere has gone increasingly festive. People cut loose in many ways. An amazing mixed social bag is melting and cheering together. Central part of Taksim Square and Gezi Park in Istanbul is being occupied since violent clashes on friday, may 30th. This protest at the origin against the destruction of Gezi Park, has become a massive anti Prime Minister Erdogan’s regime. Istanbul, Turkey, June 08, 2013.
Taksim Square. The atmosphere has gone increasingly festive. People cut loose in many ways. An amazing mixed social bag is melting and cheering together. Central part of Taksim Square and Gezi Park in Istanbul is being occupied since violent clashes on friday, may 30th. This protest at the origin against the destruction of Gezi Park, has become a massive anti Prime Minister Erdogan’s regime. Istanbul, Turkey, June 08, 2013.
Taksim Square. The atmosphere has gone increasingly festive. People cut loose in many ways. An amazing mixed social bag is melting and cheering together. Central part of Taksim Square and Gezi Park in Istanbul is being occupied since violent clashes on friday, may 30th. This protest at the origin against the destruction of Gezi Park, has become a massive anti Prime Minister Erdogan’s regime. Istanbul, Turkey, June 08, 2013.
Taksim Square. A young food truck maid takes a break. The atmosphere has gone increasingly festive. People cut loose in many ways. An amazing mixed social bag is melting and cheering together. Central part of Taksim Square and Gezi Park in Istanbul is being occupied since violent clashes on friday, may 30th. This protest at the origin against the destruction of Gezi Park, has become a massive anti Prime Minister Erdogan’s regime. Istanbul, Turkey, June 08, 2013.
A new night of violence followed around Istiklal central line, after anti riot forces cleared off Taksim Square from peaceful protests. Central part of Taksim Square and Gezi Park in Istanbul is being occupied since violent clashes on thursday, may 30th. This protest at the origin against the destruction of Gezi Park, has become a massive anti Prime Minister Erdogan’s regime. Istanbul, Turkey, June 22, 2013.
A new night of violence followed around Istiklal central line, after anti riot forces cleared off Taksim Square from peaceful protests. Central part of Taksim Square and Gezi Park in Istanbul is being occupied since violent clashes on thursday, may 30th. This protest at the origin against the destruction of Gezi Park, has become a massive anti Prime Minister Erdogan’s regime. Istanbul, Turkey, June 22, 2013.
A new night of violence followed around Istiklal central line, after anti riot forces cleared off Taksim Square from peaceful protests. Central part of Taksim Square and Gezi Park in Istanbul is being occupied since violent clashes on thursday, may 30th. This protest at the origin against the destruction of Gezi Park, has become a massive anti Prime Minister Erdogan’s regime. Istanbul, Turkey, June 22, 2013.
A new night of violence followed around Istiklal central line, after anti riot forces cleared off Taksim Square from peaceful protests. Central part of Taksim Square and Gezi Park in Istanbul is being occupied since violent clashes on thursday, may 30th. This protest at the origin against the destruction of Gezi Park, has become a massive anti Prime Minister Erdogan’s regime. Istanbul, Turkey, June 22, 2013.
Tear gas is logged longer in narrow streets around Istiklal. A new night of violence followed around Istiklal central line, after anti riot forces cleared off Taksim Square from peaceful protests. Central part of Taksim Square and Gezi Park in Istanbul is being occupied since violent clashes on thursday, may 30th. This protest at the origin against the destruction of Gezi Park, has become a massive anti Prime Minister Erdogan’s regime. Istanbul, Turkey, June 22, 2013.
Central part of Taksim Square. Istanbul, Turkey, June 10, 2013.
Central part of Taksim Square and Gezi Park in Istanbul is being occupied since violent clashes on friday, may 30th. This protest at the origin against the destruction of Gezi Park, has become a massive anti Prime Minister Erdogan’s regime. Istanbul, Turkey, June 05, 2013.
Central part of Taksim Square and Gezi Park in Istanbul is being occupied since violent clashes on friday, may 30th. This protest at the origin against the destruction of Gezi Park, has become a massive anti Prime Minister Erdogan’s regime. Istanbul, Turkey, June 05, 2013.
Central part of Taksim Square and Gezi Park in Istanbul is being occupied since violent clashes on friday, may 30th. This protest at the origin against the destruction of Gezi Park, has become a massive anti Prime Minister Erdogan’s regime. Istanbul, Turkey, June 2013.
Lovers. Gezi Park has become an immense camping site packed to its maximum capacity. Central part of Taksim Square and Gezi Park in Istanbul is being occupied since violent clashes on friday, may 30th. This protest at the origin against the destruction of Gezi Park, has become a massive anti Prime Minister Erdogan’s regime. Istanbul, Turkey, June 07, 2013.
Central part of Taksim Square. Istanbul, Turkey, June 10, 2013.
After days of a growing festive atmosphere, police forces raid Taksim Square in the morning of tuesday the 11th. Central part of Taksim Square and Gezi Park in Istanbul is being occupied since violent clashes on thursday, may 30th. This protest at the origin against the destruction of Gezi Park, has become a massive anti Prime Minister Erdogan’s regime. Istanbul, Turkey, June 11, 2013.
Protesters are being evacuated from Taksim Square by water cannon trucks. A new night of violence will follow around Istiklal central line. Central part of Taksim Square and Gezi Park in Istanbul is being occupied since violent clashes on thursday, may 30th. This protest at the origin against the destruction of Gezi Park, has become a massive anti Prime Minister Erdogan’s regime. Istanbul, Turkey, June 22, 2013.
Protesters try to stop water cannon trucks from clearing Taksim Square. A new night of violence will follow around Istiklal central line. Central part of Taksim Square and Gezi Park in Istanbul is being occupied since violent clashes on thursday, may 30th. This protest at the origin against the destruction of Gezi Park, has become a massive anti Prime Minister Erdogan’s regime. Istanbul, Turkey, June 22, 2013.
After days of a growing festive atmosphere, police forces raid Taksim Square in the morning of tuesday the 11th. Central part of Taksim Square and Gezi Park in Istanbul is being occupied since violent clashes on thursday, may 30th. This protest at the origin against the destruction of Gezi Park, has become a massive anti Prime Minister Erdogan’s regime. Istanbul, Turkey, June 11, 2013.
After days of a growing festive atmosphere, police forces raid Taksim Square in the morning of tuesday the 11th. Central part of Taksim Square and Gezi Park in Istanbul is being occupied since violent clashes on thursday, may 30th. This protest at the origin against the destruction of Gezi Park, has become a massive anti Prime Minister Erdogan’s regime. Istanbul, Turkey, June 11, 2013.
After anti riot forces emptied Taksim Square and Gezi Park from its thousands of occupiers, the park has been cleaned and put back to normal and is severely guarded by numerous police units day and night. Taksim Square, Istanbul, Turkey, June 20, 2013.
After anti riot forces emptied Taksim Square and Gezi Park from its thousands of occupiers, dozens of parks in the city and elsewhere in the country are busy at night time to host democratic forums where anyone can speak up his mind about actions to take to keep the movement alive. Abassaga Park, Besiktas, Istanbul, Turkey, June 20, 2013.
After anti riot forces emptied Taksim Square and Gezi Park from its thousands of occupiers, dozens of parks in the city and elsewhere in the country are busy at night time to host democratic forums where anyone can speak up his mind about actions to take to keep the movement alive. Abassaga Park, Besiktas, Istanbul, Turkey, June 20, 2013.

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