Sunday, June 2, 2013

Turkey Looks To Repair Damage After Protests

Turkey has begun cleaning up its streets after two days of clashes between police and protesters in the largest anti-government demonstrations in years.

Pockets of die-hard demonstrators remained in Istanbul's Taksim Square, the focal point of the protests, lighting fires and chanting anti-government slogans.

But the rain kept large crowds away and streets were much quieter.

However, there were calls on social media for further protests later in the day both in Istanbul and the capital Ankara, and by early afternoon protesters started returning to Taksim.