Turkish riot police enter Istanbul Taksim Square

June 11, 2013 07:52

ISTANBUL - Hundreds of Turkish riot police entered Istanbul's Taksim Square on Tuesday, firing teargas to scatter small numbers of protesters who have been staging demonstrations against plans to redevelop an adjoining park, a Reuters witness said.

Backed by armoured vehicles, police wearing white helmets and carrying shields massed in areas around the square, but there were no clashes between them and protesters in the nearby park.

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