Saturday, June 1, 2013

Latest stories Riot Police Retreat Amid Istanbul Park Protests

Police have started withdrawing from a main Istanbul square to allow in tens of thousands of protesters campaigning against the potential construction of a shopping centre in a park.

State-run Private Dogan news agency said officers removed barricades after brief scuffles with demonstrators who hurled fireworks at them.

Riot police in Istanbul have fought running battles with thousands of people who turned out to protect a park in the city's central Taksim Square.