Police intervenes in Istanbul's Beşiktaş, gas felt in Gezi Park
Riot police use tear gas to disperse the crowd during an anti-government protest in Istanbul June 3, 2013. REUTERS/Murad SezerIstanbul police started to use tear gas against protesters gathered in the Beşiktaş district on Dolmabahçe Avenue for the third day in a row, at 8 p.m. on June 3.
The protesters in Taksim's Gezi Park also felt the effects of gas shortly after the Beşiktaş intervention.
Gas felt at Gezi Park
The source of the gas felt at Gezi Park remains unknown, as witnesses reported that there was no police presence at the park at the time.
The protesters tried to escape the gas to sooth themselves with lemons and other medicine.
Reports suggest that the gas may have drifted from the direction of Dolmabahçe Avenue.
As of midnight, large crowds were still gathered at Taksim Square.