- Posted September 10, 2013 by
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Protests across Turkey
Protests turn violent in Istanbul as police move in
- zdan, CNN iReport producer
After about five weeks of quiet in Taksim, riots once again broke out Tuesday evening. Thousands of marchers demonstrating against the killing of a young Turkish demonstrator the previous day, attempted to reach the square and Gezi Park but were pushed back by police using tear gas, water cannons and rubber bullets.
This footage was shot on Tarlabasi Avenue, a main thoroughfare, where protestors set up barricades, before being fired upon with rubber bullets.
This was shot in the chaos that erupted as police suddenly appeared around the corner.
At about 00:15 you can hear the gas fired rubber bullets being fired, then you can hear them bouncing around the camera. It was a close call.