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More overnight clashes

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 00:44

June 12 - More protests overnight in Turkey ahead of a planned meeting between Prime Minister Erdogan and demonstrators. Julie Noce reports.

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Daybreak on Taksim square and all is quiet... but a few hours earlier, anti-government demonstrations flared up for another night across Turkey. Riot police shot water cannons and tear gas into the crowds, that at one point included office workers and families with children. Now almost two weeks old, the demonstrations have gained unprecedented momentum as an anti-government movement. The handling of the protests has gained international criticism. Three people have died, nearly 5,000 have been injured. And while Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has so far dismissed the demonstrators as riff-raff, he has agreed to meet with various protest groups later on Wednesday.

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More overnight clashes

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 00:44