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Turkey's prime minister says it is his duty to defend his administration against protests as police use water cannons and tear gas to break up pockets of demonstrators.
We -- -- is live in Istanbul with the latest on the protests that have roiled her.
And -- of violence still continues at this hour today I'm gonna step outs he can look at -- tax and squares actually relatively quiet here -- SBA's.
As you can see there are hundreds if not thousands of police staged here.
And then also all the major choke points around the square here to prevent people from communism where pro democracy demonstrators had -- -- gather anti government demonstrators had come out.
For so many days and last night where there as police cleared them out.
-- the battle -- -- in part has certainly begun the easiest thing that people.
Running in all with gas masks and helmets they know what they're going up against.
If you don't do.
I guess you have to -- total -- out on things is burning our eyes are burning.
You can hear the lodging.
-- the speed at which they mean.
101000 people are more out of this part snowboard than about twenty minutes that they were able to push all the way through here.
They tried to kill us and it's nice to you know make some police charities and.
Daylight brought more clashes.
Police blocked streets and attack people heading to various protests.
The violence turned his doubles normally quiet neighborhoods in the battlefield.
As crowds well that people angry over the heavy.
-- bullets and tear gas also broke the Sunday com in the country's capital.
Now did you hear in the main square it is stumble is very different than it is a pro government rally -- right now there are hundreds of thousands of people allowed.
In support of prime minister -- -- -- In a very stark comparison to here where police are keeping everybody back at that rally -- bust people for free.
Out to it to support the government that's where the prime minister.
Dismissed the protesters claims that he become something of a dictator turning Turkey from a secular state into an Islamic state.
Meantime the protesters have promised to continue to try to come back in here Shannon.
And that could almost certainly lead to more violence especially considering there's a nationwide strike called.
For tomorrow by one of the major labor unions in protest of the violence Shannon.
Leave them better with the latest on Turkey thank you very nights.
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