Police swept through Istanbul’s Taksim Square on Tuesday morning, forcing protesters to withdraw into nearby Gezi Park.
Two demonstrators have been killed — one in Istanbul, one in Antakya — and 1,000 more injured in battles with riot police wielding tear gas.
ANKARA, Turkey — Cengiz Ulas is no stranger to protests and police brutality. But this time, things are different, he says. “There was never so much gas, and they aim it directly at people,” Ulas, 56, said at a late-night demonstration in the Turkish capital, Ankara. He began his protest career when he was a student, as a staunch supporter of