Fight with a stone stick and knife in Gezi Park in front of the camera

Fight with a stone stick and knife in Gezi Park in front of the camera

In Beyoğlu Taksim Gezi Park, a fight broke out with stones, sticks and knives between the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality police teams and the hawkers whose stalls they wanted to remove. While the policeman was slightly injured in the arm, these moments were reflected on the camera.

The incident took place yesterday in Taksim Gezi Park. Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) police teams wanted to remove hawkers from Gezi Park. The dispute between the parties turned into a fight. The peddlers, who did not want to remove their stalls, attacked the municipal police with stone sticks and knives, while the police were called to the scene. During the clash, one of the policemen sustained minor injuries to his arm, and one of the policemen’s clothes was torn.

The police, who came to the scene, seized 2 knives from the hawkers. Three hawkers were arrested after the incident. The moments of the fight were recorded second by second with the camera of a citizen’s cell phone.