June 1 - Demonstrators attacked a police vehicle after officers slammed through a barricade they'd set up during a second day of massive anti-government protests in Turkey. Deborah Gembara reports.
It seemed not to matter that Turkish police withdrew from Taksim Square a day after they drove thousands of political protesters from the park. Their victory did little quell mounting anger with the government --- which was palpable in Istanbul and in Ankara where demonstrators set up barricades that police chose to ignore (Water cannon smashing through barrier and pushing person out of the way) to the outrage of activists. Turkish medics says that since the violent clashes started on Friday, over a thousand people have been injured with at least six losing eyes after being hit with tear gas canisters.