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Today started out quietly but this afternoon and this evening protests have started again and are continuing across Turkey in many locations in Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, and Antalya, and in many other smaller cities around the country.

The Turkish Ministry of the Interior released a statement that the police had had to deal with protests in more than 90 locations in 48 counties (there are 81) yesterday.

There are reports of many more serious injuries but no confirmed reports of deaths so far, but there have been many unconfirmed reports of deaths.

The Turkish Prime Minister has continued to speak in what many consider to be a very provocative manner, vowing that '300 to 500 looters' and 'a few people from marginal groups' wouldn't influence his decisions.

He has also vowed to go on with the Gezi Park project and added that he will build a mosque in Taksim Square.

The Turkish media's lack of coverage is attracting attention.

The police seem to be more restrained, and it also seems that they may be being worn down by the huge numbers of sustained protests going on.

Note: I forgot to write that the Ministry of the Interior announced yesterday that any excess force used was the police officers fault and that they had opened investigations into the actions of the police and would be looking at videos to find the guilty officers.

There are also reports that some police officers are having reservations about what they are being ordered to do.

The home protests - banging pots and pans and switching lights on and off - are continuing in great numbers around the country as are the traffic protests - driving around the cities and honking horns.

These are some photographs and videos from Turkish and other media.

Taksim Square early this morning

Gezi Park cleanup this morning

Taksim police withdraw




Ankara infront of the Prime Minister's office today

Bodrum last night


Originally posted to InAntalya on Sun Jun 02, 2013 at 12:14 PM PDT.

Also republished by Occupy Wall Street.

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