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 police water cannon truck is on fire after protesters threw a petrol bomb during a police operation at the Taksim Square in Istanbul Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Hundreds of police in riot gear forced through barricades in the square early Tuesday, pushing many of the protesters who had occupied the square for more than a week into a nearby park. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)


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