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Police Attack Protesters In Istanbul’s Taksim Square
The New York Times ^ | May 31,2013 | Tim Arango,Ceylan Yeginsu

Posted on 05/31/2013 2:57:07 PM PDT by Biggirl

ISTANBUL — Police officers attacked a group of peaceful demonstrators on Friday in Istanbul’s Taksim Square with water cannons and tear gas, sending scores of people, protesters and tourists alike, scurrying into shops and luxury hotels and turning the center of this city into a battle zone at the height of tourist season.

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1 posted on 05/31/2013 2:57:07 PM PDT by Biggirl
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2 posted on 05/31/2013 3:07:52 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Biggirl

The “Sick Man of Europe” is holding its own. But it wouldn’t have been sick without Islam.

These people seem to be attempting to salvage something from the lives, as limited as they may have been, that they had before Obama started supporting Islamism in Turkey.

3 posted on 05/31/2013 3:18:25 PM PDT by livius
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To: musicman

Call-a-riot. Muslimania-9-5000.

4 posted on 05/31/2013 3:20:22 PM PDT by Hardraade ( (Obama equals Osama))
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To: Biggirl
What a difference compared to post 3025955:
Turkish police fire tear gas in worst protests for years
Thousands of demonstrators massed on streets surrounding Istanbul's central Taksim Square, long a venue for political unrest, while protests erupted in the capital Ankara and the Aegean coastal city of Izmir.

Is that the same event?

5 posted on 05/31/2013 3:41:38 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Biggirl

People are protesting plans to convert one of Istanbul’s last parks into a shopping center. Seems like the protestors suspect this is being done to enrich Pres Erdogan’s Islamist cronies.

6 posted on 05/31/2013 3:49:59 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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Thanks Biggirl.

7 posted on 05/31/2013 8:40:20 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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