ACT NOW ! LIVE FROM TURKEY

Today, following Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s extremely sectarian, separatist, and fictious speech in Ankara, around 9 PM, the Turkish police began to attack thousands of people who were at the Gezi Park and Taksim square, having dinner. There are kids under 4-5 years old, mothers, and old people among those who were under gas and pressurised water attack. According to reports, police doesn’t allow journalists to report or to take pictures from Gezi Park. They are also attacking with pressurised water business such as famous Divan Hotel that opened its doors to protestors running away from brutality. People are saying there are thousands of wounded inside of the hotel. People formed a human chain in front of the hotel to prevent police to attack. Another report says that people cannot leave the hotel because police is arresting whoever leaves. There are also unconfirmed reports that police shut down the metro and boats between Asia and Europe to stop people coming and joining the rest. Another report says that there is a jammer in the area to prevent TV stations’ broadcast. There are hundreds of wounded. There are a lot of missing kids, or kids who are separated from their families. Protestors are fighting with police in Sıraselviler, Cihangir, Harbiye, and most likely around Dolmabahçe and Maçka. People call it a total brutality, a real savagery that is going on tonight. What we are seeing an ugly war where only one side have weapons.

Updates:

Police attacking people in Divan hotel. Stopping cameras recording and cutting internet communications by signal jammers.

German MP & Greens Party co-chair Claudia Roth was teargassed at #Gezi, says it felt like "war"

Tear gas affected children inside Divan Hotel.

Tear gas affected children inside Divan Hotel.

The powerful symbolism of the police burning the tree bearing the wishes of the people.

Sezgin Tanrıkulu who is a member of parliament (CHP)

Protestors in TEM road, you cant see the end of it.

A crowd which is marching to Bosphoros bridge confronted by police gas.

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http://rt.com/news/istanbul-park-protests-police-095/

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