Tim Pool Is Live Streaming for VICE from Istanbul

By Tim Pool

 

Journalist Tim Pool is streaming live from Istanbul today where anti-government protests have been ongoing since last Friday. What began as a campaign against the city's plans to construct a shopping centre in a public park has escalated into a massive display of anger over the ruling party's neo-Islamist social agenda and religiously driven laws. Riot police have moved in with brutal force, using tear gas on tens of thousands of protesters. It is the largest civil uprising in the history of Turkey.

For more on the situation in Istanbul, watch our new documentary, Istanbul Rising



More stuff about the uprising in Turkey:

Istanbul's Taksim Square Has Become a Warzone

I Was Slapped About Then Arrested by Turkish Riot Police

Turkey Is Waging an Invisible War Against Its Dissidents 

Turkey's Weekend of Street War, Jubilation and Bulldozer Joyrides

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