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Istanbul, Turkey - June 08, 2013: Barricade around Taksim Square during protest against replacing Taksim Gezi Park to shopping mall. Protests are started for tree cutting in Taksim Gezi Park than developing into wider anti-government demonstrations. People do not allow police to enter Taksim Square before their requests are accepted.
Protest started 28 May 2013 and spread to other cities in Turkey. Demonstrations did not take place in Turkish media because of goverment censorship in first days. One of the most important protest reason is restrictions on freedom of speech. Police intervened to Taksim Square on 11 June 2013 and Gezi Park evacuated by using disproportionate force on 15 June 2013.