Turkish police force protesters out of park

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After two weeks of demonstrations, Turkish police succeeded in forcing protesters out of a public park in Istanbul Saturday night.

Dozens of people who had been camping in Gezi Park were injured as they tried to run away in a fog of tear gas.

What began as a protest against a plan to convert the park into a shopping center mushroomed into a nation-wide movement against the government.

Prime Minister Reccep Tayyip Erdogan claims those protests were co-opted by extremists.

Clean-up in the park is underway, even as more demonstrations are planned.


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