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)
Barricades to prevent police entering from side-streets
Atatürk Cultural Centre
Lemons in case of further gas attacks by the police
Inside the park, people resting, reading – and sleeping
Protestors cleaning up
Central peace sign
The main park area
Entrance to Gezi Park
Abandoned construction site
Signs around 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 press has arrived en masse – here Radio France Internationale