Breaking: Police Clash With Protesters in Turkey – Unleash Tear Gas
Istanbul Turkey – Riot police fired massive clouds of tear gas across Taksim Square in Istanbul on Tuesday and used water cannons, sending protesters running. Thick smoke blanketed the area — some of it in Gezi Park, the central point of the protests.
The government had promised to allow protesters to remain in Gezi Park as long as they were peaceful. But CNN’s Arwa Damon, inside the park, saw police shoot tear gas canisters in. Protesters responded with fireworks in a sign of defiance.
Authorities lined up close to the park, then moved in line to an area nearby.