VIDEO: Turkish police unleash on protesters in Taksim Square

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Turkish riot police on Tuesday unleashed tear gas and water cannons on anti-government protesters in Istanbul’s Taksim Square, where demonstrations have gained momentum since they began over a week ago.

Thousands of protesters calling on the resignation of Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan were met with “overwhelming force,” NBC News’ Richard Engel reported from the Square.

 

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VIDEO: Turkish police unleash on protesters in Taksim Square

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