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PHOTOS: Anti-government protests swell in Turkey's capital

Photos and text by Yotam Ronen/Activestills.org

Police line during an anti-government demonstration, Ankara on June 4, 2013
Photo: Yotam Ronen/ Activestills.org

Turkey’s capital, Ankara, last night saw a rise in the numbers of participants in the anti-government demonstrations that erupted across the country over the past week. Around 1,000 people participated in Monday’s demo in Kizliay, the capital’s main square, while approximately 8,000 joined Tuesday night’s protest, as workers unions called their members to hold a strike and join demonstrations. Despite the size of the demonstration, both protesters and the police worked to prevent violence.

Today (Wednesday), the capital is expected to see even larger protests, according to local activists and journalists.

Protesters shout slogans during an anti-government demonstration in Ankara, Turkey June 4, 2013
Photo: Yotam Ronen/Activestills.org

 

Protesters shout slogans during an anti-government demonstration, Ankara, June 4, 2013 Photo: Yotam Ronen/ Activestills.org

Protesters shout slogans during an anti-government demonstration, Ankara, June 4, 2013 Photo by: Yotam Ronen/ Activestills.org

A couple eats at a Burger King whose window was smashed during clashes in Ankara, Turkey June 4, 2013
Photo: Yotam Ronen/ Activestills.org

 

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Last Metro to Taksim, part 3: Enter night
Last Metro to Taksim, part 4: The expedition
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