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Protest Istanbul

Protest Istanbul | Chris' Regional Geography | Scoop.it

June 2013 MSN.com photo protest in Istanbul  .....couple kissing at a park the people want to save in the center of the city......the government is authoritarian and wants to remove the park which is an important center of the city

 

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June 16, 2013: A rain-soaked couple dances as a pianist is playing on the landmark Taksim Square in central Istanbul on June 14, 2013. Anti-government protesters said on June 13 that they would remain in Istanbul's Gezi Park despite a "last warning" by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to evacuate the green patch at the center of deadly anti-government unrest. The protest movement sprang up after police on May 31 brutally cracked down on a small campaign to save Gezi Park, sparking a mass outpouring of anger against Erdogan's Islamic-rooted government, seen as increasingly authoritarian. ...less (MSN,com)

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Imprisoned Pussy Riot member hospitalized

Imprisoned Pussy Riot member hospitalized | Chris' Regional Geography | Scoop.it
Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, who is serving a two-year sentence for an irreverent protest against Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow's main cathedral, is in a hospital at her prison colony in Mordovia in western Russia.
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