ANKARA - Hundreds of protesters took to
the streets in a residential area of the Turkish capital
overnight, setting up barricades and lighting small bonfires.
Weeks of often violent anti-government protests have mostly
died out in Istanbul and the center of the capital Ankara, but
daily demonstrations by a small core have continued in its
recently developed working-class Dikmen district.
The protesters, numbering no more than a thousand, blocked
Dikmen's main road with makeshift barricades and started small
fires late on Wednesday, some chanting anti-government slogans.
Riot police and water cannon trucks initially kept their
distance but moved in to disperse the protesters in the early
hours, footage from anti-government channel Halk TV showed.