Violent repression in Taksim Square, Istanbul, Turkey #occupygezi #direngeziparki

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Just received the following urgent request from a Facebook friend:

Hi Steve. Please can you share this? My friend is in amongst the chaos in Taksim Square right now. 60,000 people are in the square. The police are firing chemical gas – worse than tear gas. 4 people have died. 1000 police have resigned and joined the demonstration. Twitter has been shut down. The demonstrators want the world to know what’s happening. http://occupygezipics.tumblr.com/

She adds: “it started as an environmental protest over development, but has turned into an anti-govt protest. The government is elected but authoritarian, and trying to impose conservative religious values in a secular country.”

Search for #occupygezi on Twitter for more info including video coverage.

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