Clashes in Gazi Mahallesi, Istanbul

Clashes between protestors and police in Gazi Mahallesi, Istanbul on June 8th, 2013. Protests have spread all over Turkey since the first few brave activists resisted the demolition of Gezi Park in Istanbul, and many of these protests have been met with extreme police force. Click here to find more information on the protests in Turkey.

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Cops wait on top of a hill as protestors stand near a fire. The smoke from the fire helps keep the tear gas away.

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Protestors walking down the street as water cannon trucks approach from behind.

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A protestor walking down the street as water cannon trucks approach from behind.

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Protestors standing the street as water cannon trucks approach.

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Protestors holding up peace signs in front of the water cannon trucks.

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Protestors running down the street to get away from a water cannon truck.

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A protestor holding rocks in his hands.

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A police vehicle shining a light down a street to look for protestors after they were dispersed using water cannon trucks, flash bangs, and tear gas.

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Protestors taking a break after being chased down the street by water cannon trucks.

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Tear gas in the streets in Gazi where there have been clashes between protestors and police the past few nights.

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A protestor standing near a fire after the area was tear gassed. The smoke from the fire helps keep the tear gas away.

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I saw this graffiti as I returned to Taksim after photographing and being gassed in Gazi.

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