Thursday, June 6, 2013

Turkish social media users arrested

Thousands of people of all ages gathered Wednesday evening in Ugur Mumcu square in Antakya, a picturesque town in the Hatay province of Turkey.

They chanted "Tayyip istifa!" or "Tayyip resign," demanding that Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan leave office. On nearly every street, CNN journalists heard pots and pans banging and saw security forces.

The authorities, who have violently clashed with protesters across Turkey, seemed to be avoiding the demonstrators.

Though it was mostly quiet around 10 p.m. local time in Antakya, it seemed that the situation nationally was only getting worse.

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/06/05/world/europe/turkey-protests/index.html?hpt=hp_t2