A day after signaling he would meet with protest leaders, Turkey’s Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said there would be no more “tolerance” for the #OccupyGezi protests in Istanbul.

News of injuries from today’s police crackdown:

Protesters are reportedly armed with rocks and bottles while riot police are attempting to clear the square with water cannons and tear gas.

More from Taksim Square:

CBC News Middle East correspondent is reporting live from Taksim Square.


Lawyers are reportedly being detained or arrested at a courthouse in Istanbul.



Twitchy will monitor the situation in Istanbul and update as news develops.

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets.

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