The Aftermath Of Turkish Police’s Crackdown On Park Protesters

See photos of what’s been described as Istanbul’s “uneasy calm.”

Violence escalated last night in Gezi Park, as police again used water cannons and tear gas on protesters.

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Taksim Square on June 11.

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A protester, face stained by tear gas antidote, sleeps in Gezi Park.

1. But today, Taksim Square is reportedly largely cleared out.

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A dismantled barricade set up by protesters outside Gezi Park.

2. The park has been described as having an “uneasy calm” as police collected protesters’ belongings.

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People sleep under a tree in Gezi Park the morning after the police crackdown.

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8. The area around the Gezi — the park that served as a catalyst for the protest when officials wanted to get rid of it — is now essentially in ruins.

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A boy wearing a Guy Fawkes mask displays his wooden sword behind a barricade at Gezi Park.

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A young girl begs, wearing a protection mask on her head.

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A man walks past a damaged shop.

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A young protester walks near a barricade at Gezi Park.

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Workers remove the barricade.

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