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The Aftermath Of Turkish Police's Crackdown On Park Protesters

See photos of what's been described as Istanbul's "uneasy calm."

Last updated on June 12, 2013, at 3:40 p.m. ET

Posted on June 12, 2013, at 3:40 p.m. ET

Violence escalated last night in Gezi Park, as police again used water cannons and tear gas on protesters.

Taksim Square on June 11.
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Taksim Square on June 11.

A protester, face stained by tear gas antidote, sleeps in Gezi Park.
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A protester, face stained by tear gas antidote, sleeps in Gezi Park.

But today, Taksim Square is reportedly largely cleared out.

A dismantled barricade set up by protesters outside Gezi Park.
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A dismantled barricade set up by protesters outside Gezi Park.

The park has been described as having an "uneasy calm" as police collected protesters' belongings.

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People sleep under a tree in Gezi Park the morning after the police crackdown.
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People sleep under a tree in Gezi Park the morning after the police crackdown.

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The area around the Gezi — the park that served as a catalyst for the protest when officials wanted to get rid of it — is now essentially in ruins.

A boy wearing a Guy Fawkes mask displays his wooden sword behind a barricade at Gezi Park.
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A boy wearing a Guy Fawkes mask displays his wooden sword behind a barricade at Gezi Park.

A young girl begs, wearing a protection mask on her head.
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A young girl begs, wearing a protection mask on her head.

A man walks past a damaged shop.
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A man walks past a damaged shop.

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A young protester walks near a barricade at Gezi Park.
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A young protester walks near a barricade at Gezi Park.

Workers remove the barricade.
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Workers remove the barricade.

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