As we noted earlier, political instability is spilling into social unrest:
- *TURKISH POLICE SEEK TO BREAK UP PROTEST IN ISTANBUL: NTV TV
- *TURKISH POLICE USE TEAR GAS, WATER CANNONS TO END PROTEST
The crowd was chanting "Thief Tayyip Erdogan" in reference to Turkey's graft-probe-implicated PM. And the nation's European cousins are "growing concerned" at events in Turkey, calling for "transparent, impartial justice."
19:44 - ?stiklal'de polis sald?s?na vatanda?lar havai fi?ekle cevap verirken ortaya ç?kan görüntü. pic.twitter.com/WPG9pNNL3L— Toplumsol (@toplumsol_) December 27, 2013
10 dak. önce büyükparmakkap? pic.twitter.com/RtmasNoOnH— tu?ba tekerek (@tugbatekerek) December 27, 2013
A clip of what happened today:
Some earlier unrest: