Inside Taksim (II)

These are a few pictures of how Taksim Square looks like this morning (Tuesday, 4 June). As you can see, life around the square continues very much as normal. Life inside the square is amazingly peaceful. If you are in town – don’t be afraid to come to the square. The protestors are extremely friendly, peaceful and will readily speak to foreigners and explain what is going on.

The main square - very much business as usual (with a few flags)

The main square – very much business as usual (with a few flags)

Barricades to prevent police entering from side-streets

Barricades to prevent police entering from side-streets

Atatürk Cultural Centre

Atatürk Cultural Centre

Lemons in case of further gas attacks by the police

Lemons in case of further gas attacks by the police

Inside the park, people resting, reading - and sleeping

Inside the park, people resting, reading – and sleeping

Protestors cleaning up

Protestors cleaning up

Food stand

Food stand

Central peace sign

Central peace sign

LGBT camp

LGBT camp

Food supplies

Food supplies

The main park area

The main park area

Entrance to Gezi Park

Entrance to Gezi Park

Abandoned construction site

Abandoned construction site

Signs around the park

Signs around the park

Sleeping in one of the abandoned vehicles in the park

Sleeping in one of the abandoned vehicles in the park

The Starbucks that refused people shelter when the protestors were attacked - now a makeshift medicine distribution centre.

The Starbucks that refused people shelter when the protestors were attacked – now a makeshift medicine distribution centre.

Barricades

Barricades

Square

Square

The press has arrived en masse - here Radio France Internationale

The press has arrived en masse – here Radio France Internationale

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