Istanbul Protests

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Protesting the demolition of Taksim Gezi Park, one of the few green areas left in the center of Istanbul. The self-serving AKP wants to demolish it in order to replace it with a shopping mall. The protests, which have spread to Ankara and other parts of Turkey, have resulted in over 900 arrests. Dozens of injuries have occurred as a result of the authorities' violent crackdown on protesters.