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On May 31, three days after demonstrators set up camp in Istanbul’s Gezi Park to protest the development of a new shopping mall, police dispersed the crowd with water cannons and tear gas, setting off the most significant wave of protests in Turkey’s recent history.

Tapping into deeper cultural divisions and discontent, demonstrations have spread throughout Turkey, where protestors and bystanders alike have been documenting the skirmishes through Instagram. View more photos from Taksim Square by clicking the blue location link above, and see photos from elsewhere in Istanbul and Ankara by visiting blog.instagram.com.

Photo by @ugurdemiroz.

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