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The police’s heavy crackdown managed to disperse the group; however a group of people stayed in the mall and blocked the way. DHA photo

The police’s heavy crackdown managed to disperse the group; however a group of people stayed in the mall and blocked the way. DHA photo

Nearly 5,000 protesters’ all-night action ended with a police intervention with gas bombs and water cannons in the Central Anatolian province of Eskişehir, leaving three protesters, a journalist and a police officer injured.

Slogans like “everywhere Taksim, everywhere resistance” and “government resign” were chanted by the crowd in front of a mall called Espark in the city’s Eskibağlar neighborhood.

The police’s heavy crackdown managed to disperse the group; however a group of 500 people stayed in the mall and blocked the way in front of it.

The clashes lasted at 5 a.m. today.

Eskişehir has been one of the most remarkable provinces in Turkey, attending Gezi Park protests across the country from the very beginning following the Occupy Taksim movement.

June/19/2013

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mara mcglothin

6/19/2013 9:05:23 PM

I know several teachers working for the "Community" in America on full H-! visas and they are from Eskisehir. Coincidence?

Ashley Meyer

6/19/2013 9:01:29 PM

I would like to take the opportunity to thank and express admiration for the journalists of hurriyet. Your coverage of events and commitment to showing the truth to the world has been courageous and of great value to all of us. One can only imagine how difficult your jobs must be in a country where censorship, witch hunts and supression are never far away. BRAVO!!!

WLTC *

6/19/2013 7:49:07 PM

Secret agents!! again the same lie. nobody believe the lies anymore These people who demostrate against Police state and the dictatorship of the goverment are the peoples of the country. They showed their opposition by risking their lives I am unhappy because as the history showed In the east there is nothing new. The same tyrannies that are governed by different individuals. and it showed we live in the country in which the stupidity, the ignorance oppress the wise , science and all freedooms

william scott

6/19/2013 7:21:10 PM

MARA, No matter the mental gymnastics attempted to give Erdogan and the AKP the benefit of doubt as to their democratic intentions -- I have failed. Other than a Sunni version of Shia Iran, my logic allows no other interpretation. His time is running out and panic is demonstrated --thus the ´flaying´ in all directions. Erdogan has achieved much, but even that is insufficient (probably the cause) in preventing him from destroying his Caliphate ambitions.

sexandthecity sexandthecity

6/19/2013 6:25:42 PM

Isn't Eskisehir a nationalism stronghold?

K M

6/19/2013 4:36:42 PM

Don't let the fire of freedom die!

Richard Wyatt

6/19/2013 4:01:11 PM

Eskişehir, the Anatolian centre of education where people think for themselves, much to the chagrin of those in authority.

mara mcglothin

6/19/2013 3:13:30 PM

WILLIAM I do believe you have your answer...see GUNEY below.

william scott

6/19/2013 2:28:14 PM

Many in the AKP government appear to believe that governing is only about giving orders to the electorate-- how many more protesters are required for them to change their views ? Does Erdogan now want to build the largest prison in the world -- it´s heading that way !

Rana Hajiyeva

6/19/2013 1:18:44 PM

Well done police!
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