İstanbul – Police intervened in a group of people at Taksim Gezi Park
in Istanbul by using tear gas and pressurized water against those
protesting the demolition of the park and uprooting of the trees since
Monday. A group of protestors who gathered at Taksim Square was dispersed by police using pressurized water and tear gas.
In the intervention, some protestors were injured. Medical teams arrived on the scene and treated them.
A woman (Lavna Allani) with head injury was taken to hospital. Her medical condition is critical and skull is broken.
Within the scope of the Taksim pedestrianization project, approved by the
government in February 2012, the Gezi Park walls facing the Elmadag area
were demolished by construction workers on Monday night. Shortly after,
a group of protesters came to the park to prevent further uprooting of
the trees and demolition of walls.Earlier, Prime Minister Recep
Tayyip Erdogan commented on the protests by saying that the government
had made its decision and there would be no U-turn in this regard.
31 May 2012
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