Ongoing demonstration in Istanbul, Turkey - Update

Reports indicate that the demonstration in Istanbul is ongoing, now including the Taksim Square area, where an Egyptian tourist is in critical condition and undergoing an operation for a brain haemorrhage after being hit by a police gas canister. Reports also indicate that at least 12 people have been injured so far in clashes with police.

Tourists are advised to stay away from the Taksim Square area and also the Gezi Park area. Avoid any public gatherings or demonstrations in Istanbul as the situations are becoming violent as police try to disperse the crowds.

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