Activists Battle Police in Istanbul over Fate of Park

Environmentalists trying to stop it from being razed


Police in Istanbul have clashed with protesters occupying the city's Taksim Gezi park. The activists have been camping there for three days in an attempt to stop it being demolished.

Local media said that authorities used tear gas and pepper spray to disperse the crowd. At least one person was reportedly hospitalised.

The determined environmentalists are continuing to occupy the park, even after being chased out early on May 30 by police.