After a series of peaceful demonstrations for preserving a recreational area in Istanbul city center which is planned for demolition for the construction of a shopping mall, Turkish police attacked the protesters violently with tear gas and water cannon, directly targeting their faces and bodies. Dozens of protesters are hospitalized and access to the park is blocked without any legal basis.
Here is a series of Photos from Istanbul which civilians posted in social media.
Made in USA Gas grenades used by Turkish Police
Guy Fawkes masks are out. 22yr old chantingDown with fascism
More people get injured around Taksim square
Patrons at restaurants break out in chant “Resign Erdogan!”
People crossing over the bridge to join the protests.
Early hours of Saturday June 2nd morning. more than 40.000 people are marching on the bridge towards Taksim.
Police water cannoning Protesters.
The police unleash water on her
This woman repotedly died after a gas grenade hit her on the head