Istanbul Protests

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Protesters walked away from clouds of tear gas during clashes with police in Besiktas, Istanbul, Turkey, June 2, 2013. What started as a peaceful sit-in to save a small park near Taksim Square from being turned into a shopping mall has turned into large-scale anti-government demonstrations in cities across Turkey. In Istanbul, the protests have united communists, nationalists, anarchists, social liberals, and others unhappy with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's policies.