Riots and Protests

Thousands of protesters tried to reclaim Taksim Square on Tuesday night, mocking the police and calling them to leave. Some engaged in direct confrontation, launching fireworks, throwing stones, and lighting fires. A van standing on the square was set alight in the process. Police fired back, bombarding the crowds with tear gas, and pushing them in the narrow streets with water canon. Scores of flag and flare-wielding protesters had to flee the square, some leaving for Gezi Park, where some tear gas was also reportedly fired.

Hundreds of officers were out on the streets to keep today’s action under control throughout London’s West End amid protests against the G8 summit.

Police scuffled with scores of anti-G8 demonstrators in central London and surrounded a building where protest organisers were meeting before a summit of world leaders in UK next week.

Scuffles broke out when police moved in to arrest individuals as a main group of around 30 to 50 activists, mostly dressed in black, banged on drums and blew whistles as they ran through the capital.

Rallies in Turkey that began on May 31 have spread across the country. Police fired tear gas and water cannons at the initial protesters who turned out against the plan to covert Istanbul’s main Gezi Park into a shopping center. The demonstrations then mushroomed into angry riots against the authorities and the police’s response. Over 3,000 people have been injured in clashes, and at least two have died.

Clashes between protesters and police continued throughout the night in Turkey – but limited mainly to Ankara and Istanbul.

Some witnesses say armed agents from the Department of Homeland Security were present at nationwide Tea Party protests of the IRS. Authorities in southern Turkey say they have detained four more suspects in connection with twin car bomb attacks last weekend. It means the total number of arrests after the bombs has risen to 17. Turkish media also say a car has been found which it is suspected was due to be used for a third attack.

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On Tuesday, an estimated 175 Tea Party activists protested outside the IRS office in the suburban Chicago community of Downers Grove. Here’s a reportfrom someone who attended the event:

What surprised many was a Homeland Security vehicle came past the protest twice. As you can see from the picture, the vehicle had tinted windows so we are unsure if there were any cameras inside. Were pictures taken of the attendees? Will any of the attendees now be further targeted by the IRS or Homeland Security?

Downers Grove, Illinois was not the only Tea Party protest at IRS offices that experienced scrutiny from federal authorities on Tuesday.

At the IRS offices in St. Louis, the Department of Homeland Security stationed a fleet of vehicles and several armed guards to keep a watchful eye over the St. Louis Tea Party protest.

In Los Angeles, one eyewitness (as reported by Gateway Pundit) described Department of Homeland Security efforts to intimidate Tea Party protesters, which apparently included observation by overhead helicopters:

Many of our 300 tea party folks were approached immediately by Homeland Security and told they could not be on federal property. My lawyer told me as long as I didn’t block passage we were OK. Many Homeland Security trucks and a helicopter above us scared many patriots so most of group went to public side walk to rally.

However, I stayed at IRS entrance telling Homeland Security it is my right to be there.

Then as I was leaving carrying my sign a woman jumped out of her car in IRS parking lot and started threatening me, “I am with ICE!”

To which I replied, “I am with Laguna Patriots!”

This is a copy of the full article provided by the Conservatives at Breitbart

British citizens were fooled into trusting a government that left them unprotected. The result: London under siege.