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Silent protests in Istanbul, Ankara

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 01:01

June 18 - Demonstrators stage a silent protest in the ongoing anti-government movement taking place in Turkey. Julie Noce reports.

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A loud speaker announces a mandatory evacuation in the Turkish capital Ankara early Tuesday as anti-government protesters clash with riot police. It's been a similar scene for the past 15 days ... police using water cannons and tear gas to disperse crowds who fire back with rocks. Demonstrations over plans to develop a city park in Istanbul have spread across the country with four related deaths and nearly 5,000 injuries. But Tuesday night in Istanbul, a different kind of demonstration. One man began standing, in silent protest, in front of the city's cultural center. Slowly, the group grew in size. Police then moved in , escorting the silent demonstrators into a nearby van. A similar demonstration took place in Ankara near the spot where a 26 year old protester was killed on June 1st.

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Silent protests in Istanbul, Ankara

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 01:01