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istanbul is fighting

Journal Entry: Mon Jun 3, 2013, 3:42 AM
100 pictures of istanbul clashes

100 pictures of istanbul clashes

100 pictures of istanbul clashes

100 pictures of istanbul clashes

100 pictures of istanbul clashes

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as tensions rise, some of what happens in istanbul looks more like civil war than protests, like the fortification of the taksim area with massive improvised barriers and roadblocks to keep police away. there is, however, still no form of leadership or central coordination for the huge number of protesters.

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yesterday's clashes started by the waterfront in beşiktaş, where police soon chased protesters in to the narrow side streets. the gas is even more brutal in such conditions, and affecting way more than just the people on the street. most of the damage to local property (windows etc.) was done by police grenades. a lot of residents helped people on the streets and offered them shelter in their homes.

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there are a lot of stray animals in istanbul, and while cats easily find cover, the dogs are completely confused and without protection from police gas in the narrow streets.

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police often make no exception for ambulances, and i have seen them actively target one that was trying to block off a water cannon truck chasing protesters.

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some cafés, bistros, restaurants and hotels are opening their doors all night to help people. hyatt and intercontinental (and probably other hotels too) let people stay and sleep in their lobbies. starbucks gave out free food and drinks two nights ago (don't know about last night).

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B0nkers Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
This really does give an insight to what has been happening. Thank you for this and stay strong! :hug:
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hayley--jade Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Stay safe!
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ChristopherSacry Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
Great pictures. Stay Safe!!!
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makepictures Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
Thanks for making these pictures and this journal as a unique deviantART voice giving life to these events we otherwise here in the U.S. only see briefly.
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Heurchon Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
It's not good, for the city and the whole country (People are fighting in other cities too).
I have friends too in Istanbul and the news last night in Besiktas were not good. :-(
It's a shome how the government and the police act.

Take care of you.
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gingersfunkyphotos Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
Thanks for sharing with us what we don't get to see on the news. I feel as if I am experiencing history through your images. Thanks so much for sharing your world with us.
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Batsceba Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013   Photographer
tx
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JACAC Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
Not good, i hope they can solve the problem and people can smile again
I have a lot o Turkish friends and i am sure they are safe and well
strange world where we live
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