Day 5
May 31, 2013
At 05:00 in the morning, police attacked for a second time to the protesters. After dispersing the crowd, police started to cover the park with barriers, which eventually increased the tension of the clash further to streets. Conflict kept rising up until the early hours of the morning. The violence supporting attitude of the police forces caused thousands of other people around Turkey to join the protest.
It says "Chemical Tayyip", refering to the prime minister of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
Police raids on İstiklal street.
Turkish artists protesting with the crowd.
Turkish artists protesting with the crowd.
Injured journalist Ahmet Şık.
Police uses tear gas in the metro station. (Consequently, station is closed.)
Police officers taking photos of the moment.
News from the Taksim Gezi Park is prohibited by the government. Telecommunication is getting jammed as well. MoBeSe (global survelliance system) cams are shut down in Taksim. This is what gets reflected in local channels: "Protesters attack against the police with stones and sticks."
Painter Mehmet Güleryüz.
Sırrı Süreyya Önder was hit by a tear gas capsule.
A public bus blocks the street to stop the police forces.
Taksim from above.
A seriously injured Palestian tourist. (See YouTube video for details.)
Starbucks Coffee in İstiklal.
Local guards from army handing out gas masks to the protesters running away from police forces.
Meanwhile on Turkish TV channels.
Local media after the prohibition.
A government tyrannizing its people, has lost its legality.
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Empty tear gas shells.
A gas bomb thrown from a helicopter.
The church and the greeks are in Hilton İstanbul to support the protests.
The warning written on the tear gas shell: "Do not directly take aim at human."
Protesters taking shelter in nearby shopping malls.
Tired police forces trying to rest.
Ortaköy, İstanbul.
Police forces start to appear in Eskişehir.
Revolution won't be televised.
Mayor of İstanbul, Kadir Topbaş, is commenting on the protests: "We could not properly explain the project."
A protester with his guitar in İstiklal.
Galatasaray Square, İstiklal, İstanbul.
At the header it quotes Erdoğan stating that "In Reyhanlı bombings, the killed people will go to heaven and the killers will go to hell." In the drawing it writes that "Deads to heaven, murders to hell and I go to America."
In other cities
Crowds from the major cities around Turkey occupy the streets to support the protesters in Taksim. (A scene from İzmir, Turkey.)
Another scene from İzmir, Turkey.
Alsancak, İzmir, Turkey.
From protests in Tunalı, Ankara, Turkey.
Even if Cain raises, plant the sapling in your hands.
Muhammad (Prophet of Islam)
A scene from Ankara, the capital of Turkey.
Even if Cain raises, those trees will get ripped off.
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Eskişehir, Turkey, at night.
Cumhuriyet Square, Antalya, Turkey.
Cumhuriyet Square, Antalya, Turkey.
Aydın, Turkey.
Aydın, Turkey.
Giresun, Turkey.
In the world
Facebook page of Bruce Wills.