ESKİŞEHİR – Doğan News Agency
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.