Turkey Police Bid to Take Taksim Square Sparks New Clashes 

By Ben Holland and Selcan Hacaoglu - 2013-06-11T08:17:17Z

Photograph by Kostas Tsironis/AP Photo

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Clashes were still going on two hours after police stormed the square, which protesters had blocked off with a jumble of police barricades and park benches, garbage cans, twisted metal and bricks.

A plainclothes police officer, using a microphone, urged protesters to stop throwing stones and bottles at police, telling them, “Don’t worry, police will withdraw.”

Left, a protester throws a petrol bomb at police.