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Istanbul Antigovernment Protests (June 4-5)

Protesters clashed with police across Turkey overnight despite an apology for police violence from the deputy prime minister designed to halt an unprecedented wave of protests against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Hundreds of police and protesters have been injured in the riots since May 31, which began with a demonstration to halt construction in a park in an Istanbul square and grew into mass protests against what opponents call Erdogan's authoritarianism.