Sunday, June 2, 2013

Thousands Return To Istanbul Protest Park

Thousands of demonstrators have gathered in central Istanbul for a third day of protests against Turkey's Islamist-rooted government.

After a few hours of calm earlier in the day, Taksim Square, the focal point of the protests, began to fill up again with protesters waving flags, chanting anti-government slogans and calling on the prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, to step down.

Dozens have been injured and almost 1,000 people arrested in 90 demonstrations held across the vast nation over the last two days.