Confirmed: Six people lose eyes in Turkey protest





Turkish Doctors Association said six people lost eyes as police attempted to disperse the protesting crowds by throwing gas ganisters and using water cannons. Police arrested 1,000 people but this did not prevent the protest from spreading to 90 locations.

The demonstration started peacefully on Friday in Taksim Square against the construction of a shopping centre but police force led to anger from demonstrators who describe Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Islamist government as authoritarian.

However, the Prime Minister said the protesters were extremists running wild, adding that, "Every four years we hold elections and this nation makes its choice. Those who have a problem with government policies can express their opinions within the framework of law and democracy."

Meanwhile, police allowed thousands to enter the main Istanbul Square and removed burnt barriers as the demonstrations continue to spread.



  
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