Photos from the ground in Istanbul, Turkey, as protests continue
Police guard the main entrance to Taksim Square Sunday afternoon. (Ben O'Hara-Byrne/CTV News)
Published Monday, June 17, 2013 6:19PM EDT
Last Updated Tuesday, June 18, 2013 9:58AM EDT
CTV's Ben O'Hara-Byrne is in Istanbul, Turkey, reporting on the anti-government protests taking place against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
What started as a peaceful demonstration aimed to stop developers from cutting down trees in a park has grown into nationwide disturbances. Riot police continue to clash with defiant protesters.
Thousands of people fill the streets on a nightly basis since protests began May 31.
A 'standingman' protest in Taksim Square takes place over the lunch hour on Tuesday in Istanbul, Turkey. (Ben O'Hara-Byrne/CTV News)
Gezi Park is closed for renovations on Tuesday. (Ben O'Hara-Byrne/CTV News)
Protesters raid a construction site on Sunday, collecting materials to build barricades. (Ben O'Hara-Byrne/CTV News)
Clouds of tear gas blur the view from the edge of Gezi Park Saturday. (Ben O'Hara-Byrne/CTV News)