Tear gas used to clear thousands from square in Istanbul

POSTED: 11:36 AM PDT Jun 11, 2013    UPDATED: 04:06 PM PDT Jun 11, 2013 

Riot police are re-entering Istanbul's Taksim Square after defiant protesters swarmed back in by the thousands.

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A street food vendor wears goggles to protect himself from tear gas while standing next to his cart during clashes between Turkish riot police and protesters in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will meet with a group of protesters occupying Istanbul's central Taksim Square this week, Deputy Prime minister Bulent Arinc said Monday, as the government sought a way out of the impasse that has led to hundreds of protests in dozens of cities. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)


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