wounded. Eleven people lost their eyesight when the capsules of gas projectiles hit their eyes. Six people are fighting for their lives inintensive care. Tens of thousands of people who participated in the
protests inhaled the gas fired by the police. Thousands were detained.”
Istanbul, though it is bent out of shape, is slowly returning to normal.There are no more angry protests in neighborhood parks, just communitymeetings. Demonstrators show their colors not with banners and gasmasks but by standing at dignified attention until the police or their aching limbs tell them to move on.And for now, the plane trees of Gezi Park are safe. The nationalgovernment has said it will respect a court order that protects the park
pending final official approval of the developer’s plan. The municipality,
which means that the government will find it muchmore difficult to finance its cherished development projects, includingfinding all those billions for that third airport.
” from those who supported the protests, and
there are threats to regulate the tweets that went on behind his back.Meanwhile, many Turks remain mobilized
and largely because theyhave seen their government behave with less decency than they expectof themselves.