By: Al Jazeera

Source: Youtube.com

Anger over plans to develop a city park in Turkey, escalate into nationwide protests against the government. It started as a protest over a park, but plans to redevelop a public open space in Istanbul have sparked wider civil unrest. Tens of thousands have joined nationwide protests, directed at the government. Dozens of demonstrations have taken place in 48 cities across the country, rights groups have accused police of being excessively heavy-handed.

Anger over plans to develop a city park in Turkey, escalate into nationwide protests against the government. It started as a protest over a park, but plans to redevelop a public open space in Istanbul have sparked wider civil unrest. Tens of thousands have joined nationwide protests, directed at the government. Dozens of demonstrations have taken place in 48 cities across the country, rights groups have accused police of being excessively heavy-handed.