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Turkey’s Taksim Square Drenched in Blood as 900 Protesters Are Arrested (Extremely Graphic Content)

Daniel Jackson
The Daily Sheeple
June 1st, 2013
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Turkey is entering its third day of violent protests as police have withdrawn from Taksim Square and allowed the mass protests to continue.

Over 900 people have been arrested across Turkey for what the authorities called a security measure.

The first photo below was taken from a CNN IReport that CNN themselves have not vetted.

Blood in streets near Taksim Turkey

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A shocking video report from RT shows violent clashes between police and protesters:

An RT article covered various aspects of the protests including how they started and what they stand for:

Police in Istanbul have withdrawn from Taksim Square, allowing the mass protest to continue unabated, Turkish media report. Istanbul and Ankara are entering the third day of violent protests, with tear gas and water cannon deployed and over 900 arrested.

Follow RT’s live updates on Taksim Square protest

Minor scuffles broke out after protesters lobbed fireworks at officers as they were drawing back, the state-run Anadolu Agency reports. Police removed barricades around the square, located in the heart of the city, which had previously been erected to prevent the anti-government protests, Private Dogan news agency said.

Despite the authorities decision to allow tens of thousands to flood onto the square, the main subway gateway to Taksim, the central station in the city’s metro network, has reportedly been shut down in an effort to keep more people from reaching the ongoing protests.

In the capital, Ankara, security forces battled with demonstrators who had amassed at a park near Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s office. Rallies have also been staged in the cities of Bodrum, Konya and Izmir.

Protestors take care of an injured demonstrator during a demonstration in support of protests in Istanbul and against the Turkish Prime Minister and his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), in Ankara, on June 1, 2013 (AFP Photo / Adem Altan)
Protestors take care of an injured demonstrator during a demonstration in support of protests in Istanbul and against the Turkish Prime Minister and his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), in Ankara, on June 1, 2013 (AFP Photo / Adem Altan)

Confronted with the growing street opposition, Erdogan remained defiant, demanding that protesters “stop their demonstrations immediately.”

“Police were there yesterday, they’ll be on duty today and also tomorrow because Taksim Square cannot be an area where extremists are running wild,” the PM warned.

In two days about 939 people have been detained across the Turkey as part of “necessary security measures,” Turkish Interior Minister Muammer Güler said.

Police use a water cannon to disperse protestors near the Taksim Gezi park in Istanbul after clashes with riot police, on June 1, 2013, during a demonstration against the demolition of the park (AFP Photo / Gurcan Ozturk)
Police use a water cannon to disperse protestors near the Taksim Gezi park in Istanbul after clashes with riot police, on June 1, 2013, during a demonstration against the demolition of the park (AFP Photo / Gurcan Ozturk)

Many have wondered how the protests originally erupted and the answer to that question is that it apparently started after dozens of activists decided to attempt a sit in at a park that was set to be destroyed for commercial use.

After the police became overzealous and clearly attacked peaceful protesters, many other people within Turkish society joined their ranks.

On Monday, several dozen activists tried to stage a sit-in in Gezi Park, the last area of green space left on Taksim Square, after several trees were torn up to make way for a commercial redevelopment.

Erdogan dismissed the small protest on Wednesday, saying authorities would go ahead with the plan, which entails the construction of a replica Ottoman-era barracks that could house a shopping mall or apartments.

Following three days of police pressure, which saw officers douse peaceful protesters with pepper spray and tear gas, the sit-in attracted support from broad sections of Turkish society.

Protestors run away from tear gas at the Taksim Gezi park in Istanbul after clashes with riot police, on June 1, 2013, during a demonstration against the demolition of the park (AFP Photo / Gurcan Ozturk)
Protestors run away from tear gas at the Taksim Gezi park in Istanbul after clashes with riot police, on June 1, 2013, during a demonstration against the demolition of the park (AFP Photo / Gurcan Ozturk)

The heavy-handed tactics deployed by police have been viewed by demonstrators as a sign of the government’s increasingly authoritarian bent, with the park demonstration turning into a broader, nationwide protest against Erdogan’s government.

Similar demonstrations have flared up around the country despite a court decision to temporarily halt demolition of the park.

Erdogan said that the Turkish Interior Ministry had launched an investigation into the use of excessive force by security forces. In a televised speech, the Turkish PM said police may have used tear gas excessively during their confrontation with protesters, although he insisted they did not represent the majority and were responsible for raising tensions.

However, protesters have countered the claim, saying the violent police crackdown is to blame for the recent unrest.

“This started simply as a peaceful sit-in to save a park, but it’s become one of the worst state attacks on protesters in recent memory — and a frightening example of the Turkish government’s growing eagerness to crack down on its own citizens,” an online petition demanding that Erdogan “End the crackdown now!” reads.

“The security forces have been individually targeting protesters to terrify, wound and kill us. 12 people have already suffered trauma injuries from gas canisters — one man died of heart attack, and hundreds are suffering from excessive gas inhalation,” it continues.

Riot police use tear gas to disperse the crowd during an anti-government protest in Istanbul June 1, 2013.(Reuters / Murad Sezer)
Riot police use tear gas to disperse the crowd during an anti-government protest in Istanbul June 1, 2013.(Reuters / Murad Sezer)
 
Turkish protestors arrive in Taksim square after a clashing with riot policemen on June 1, 2013.(AFP Photo / Bulent Kilic)
Turkish protestors arrive in Taksim square after a clashing with riot policemen on June 1, 2013.(AFP Photo / Bulent Kilic)
 
A woman opens her arms as police use a water cannon to disperse protestors on June 1, 2013 during a protest against the demolition of Taksim Gezi Park in Istanbul (AFP Photo)
A woman opens her arms as police use a water cannon to disperse protestors on June 1, 2013 during a protest against the demolition of Taksim Gezi Park in Istanbul (AFP Photo)
 
Tear gas surrounds a protestor holding a Turkish flag with a portrait of the founder of modern Turkey Mustafa Kemal Ataturk as he takes part in a demonstration in support of protests in Istanbul and against the Turkish Prime Minister and his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), in Ankara, on June 1, 2013 (AFP Photo / Adem Altan)
Tear gas surrounds a protestor holding a Turkish flag with a portrait of the founder of modern Turkey Mustafa Kemal Ataturk as he takes part in a demonstration in support of protests in Istanbul and against the Turkish Prime Minister and his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), in Ankara, on June 1, 2013 (AFP Photo / Adem Altan)
 
A protestor flashes a victory sign as he takes part in a demonstration in support of protests in Istanbul and against the Turkish Prime Minister and his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), in Ankara, on June 1, 2013 (AFP Photo / Adem Altan)
A protestor flashes a victory sign as he takes part in a demonstration in support of protests in Istanbul and against the Turkish Prime Minister and his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), in Ankara, on June 1, 2013 (AFP Photo / Adem Altan)

Stay tuned as we will continue to monitor the increasingly violent situation in Turkey and bring any updates as they become available.

Related: The Day the People of Turkey Rose Up

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  • the war next door

    well anyone taking notes when the people of another country don’t like how there being treated they rise up were are the balls of America its a damn shame that people are so glued to there iphones and ipads on facebook and they just wait in line for the slaughter wow America pull it together sheeple

    • whatever

      I just got into it with my daughter and boyfriend about the same thing. They are fine to just live in their bubbles. I, on the other hand, am totally aware of what is happening and I am trying my best to warn people – but they don’t care. This WILL happen here because of people like them. God help us.

    • David

      close to %50 of Americans whant to live like sheep and do nothing while the other half are deminized for standing up, and are now slowly being disarmed to make the take over easyer for the Government

    • Anonymous

      says the guy posting on fb.

  • Mike

    Occupy Wallstreet tried to expose the corruption of our government by big corporations but weren’t properly supported by the media…

  • http://facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004912624506 Leah Kjfriend

    What are they protesting? This is another Muslim country I hope we don’t have to get involved with.

    • michael

      you already have. America is interfering with the entire Middle East along with Israel and all NATO countries. We’re making enemies with the entire world.

    • katherine

      “this is another Muslim country I hope we don’t have to get involved with”, that was a very ignorant comment; especially when you don’t even know what they are protesting about? They are protesting because they are trying to turn a historical park into a shopping mall. Please read into things before making dumb comments. If I were anyone else living in another country, it would be Americans that I wouldn’t want to deal with,

    • http://facebook.com/profile.php?id=549920197 Arthur Volts

      Maybe do some research yourself instead of coming off as ignorant trash?

    • Frank Pitz

      You need to get up and away from American Idol and see what is going on in the world before making stupid comments.

    • http://Sheeple Billy Chima

      Turkey is a secular state. So its NOT a Muslim country!

      • Iamacitizen2

        If you google Turkey dot gov you will find that their parliment is 1/3 muslim jihadists. I am extremely concerned because my son and my grandson live and work in Istanbul. I find it hard to believe that this is all happening just because of a park being turned into another shopping mall. As I have read in other articels regarding special interest groups reasons to riot: don’t let any crisis go by without using it for other negative reasons. God help them all and protect them. Especially my family members.

  • the war next door

    ladies and gentlemen you all make great points but we have to think more Boston harbor here protests that teaches nothing hope you had fun holding a sign all day petitions no one reads them we the people need to really turn some heads when England was taxing us to death what did we do with all that tea that got there attentions where do most of our imports come from a boat my fellow patriots I think you know were im going with this

    • Heyoka

      Since you mentioned tea, maybe we boycott the China made crap. It seems tha the Clintoistas and Obanites have been cultivating them and the Treasury just opened their auctions to China… no middle man. Of course this goes back to Bill Clinton when he open up American Trade after NAFTA-remember that fiasco-and gave China farvored nation Trading Status. Tax the imports. We are the only country who does not.

      With all the news about China hacking our defense systems, harrassing our relations with South Korea and now doing Naval Exercises with our fleet the hand writing is on the wall.

      If it were not for Clinton’s move and NAFTA we would not have made any Chinese Billionares and GE would not be making things in China instead of the US, or GM or Chrysler…..GET IT!!!

      SO spead the word and find the items we can use as a substitute. I will ask the web site to set up a “Consumer’s Exchange” to post ideas and goods from alternative soruces.

      By the way write them and ask the same.

      Many hands make light work….

  • Alex

    You need to remove the ‘blood’ bit. It’s coloured water from the water cannon. What is happening in Istanbul and elsewhere is awful, but so is really shoddy journalism like that!

  • Emery

    Turkey the NATO Zionist whore is now experiencing the chaos they tried to export to Syria. Karma’s a bitch.

  • http://facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001680143472 Azote C Ortega

    wrong system govern by our leaders,can cause misanderstanding and disrespect the right of a citizen.

  • chris

    Commenters on TDS act like they are better than everyone because they think they have some enlightened understanding of the world that nobody else has because you read alternative websites like TDS. It’s called 2 sides to every story — try diversifying your sources and not patronizing people who have different views than yourselves. Most TDS commenters probably believe the gubmit is championing things like HAARP, and engineered the financial crisis. Get some real education and take these kinds of website for what they are: AN ALTERNATIVE POINT OF VIEW

  • https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=463593563728347 Ĺženol

    Police shooting gas bombs into the house

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  • Monique MartĂ­nez Coursières

    No good to go turkia vacances, friend sais good and jolie eglise, not democracie not good

  • Bill Duke

    Has no one noticed the obvious photo-shopping in that second pic down with he fellow in the checkered shirt. His right arm with the blood on the hand has been added on

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