Anti-Capitalists take streets: Turkey Frankfurt Portugal Spain Greece Ireland London..Blockupy

Anti-Capitalist protests held across Europe

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Turkey, Spain, Portugal… southern Europe erupts

All across southern Europe major demonstrations have erupted. Turkey, Portugal, Spain… Elsewhere, in Germany (Frankfurt) demonstrators protesting against the European Community Bank Continue reading “Anti-Capitalists take streets: Turkey Frankfurt Portugal Spain Greece Ireland London..Blockupy”

Turkey: Mega victory demos as killer police retreat

 

Police retreat as protesters rally in Istanbul square

 

After viciously attacking peaceful protestors for 36 hours with tear gas and pepper spray to hold onto the area, Turkish police retreat as thousands of protesters pour into Istanbul’s Taksim Square….

 

Police have started withdrawing from a main Istanbul square to allow in tens of thousands of protesters campaigning against the potential construction of a shopping centre in a park.

 

State-run Private Dogan news agency said officers removed barricades after brief scuffles with demonstrators who hurled fireworks at them.

 

Riot police in Istanbul have fought running battles with thousands of people who turned out to protect a park in the city’s central Taksim Square.

 

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Water cannon and tear gas were used as protesters tried to reach the square and the parliament building in the capital, Ankara.

 

It all started with a peaceful protest over plans to redevelop the Gezi Parka but it has become bigger than just an environmental protest. It is now a demonstration against the Islamist-rooted government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

 

First pictures, then videos of brutal police attacks on unarmed protesters in Istanbul caused the protests to spread to other cities, with riot police being deployed in Ankara overnight. Continue reading “Turkey: Mega victory demos as killer police retreat”

Brutal attack on Save Trees Demo sparks Turkey Uprising

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Turkey: Mega victory demos as killer police retreat

Police retreat as protesters rally in Istanbul square

After viciously attacking peaceful protestors for 36 hours with tear gas and pepper spray to hold onto the area, Turkish police retreat as thousands of protesters pour into Istanbul’s Taksim Square…. 

 

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Turkey arrests anti-government protesters

At least 60 people detained as Istanbul protest spreads to Ankara and Izmir, with tear gas sprayed and many injured.

Turkish authorities have arrested dozens of people protesting in the fiercest anti-government demonstrations the country has witnessed in years, with riot police firing tear gas on demonstrators in Istanbul and Ankara.At least 60 people were detained on Friday as they protested in Istanbul at a rally which began over the demolition of a park, but which turned into a broader protest against what they see as an increasingly authoritarian government.”The protesters are saying that this is not about trees anymore,” said Al Jazeera’s Rawya Rageh, reporting from Istanbul.

Several thousand people had attended the Istanbul protest, and there is “an assortment of tear gas cannisters everywhere” in the city’s main Taksim Square, she said. Continue reading “Brutal attack on Save Trees Demo sparks Turkey Uprising”