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And as the protests gain momentum analysts say the A-K Party's harsh tactics ... Protesters in Istanbul chanted slogans against the government,
Hundreds of people, including activists from the Occupy Wall Street movement, have staged a demonstration in New York City to voice their support for anti-government rallies in the Turkish city of Istanbul.
The protesters gathered in Zuccotti Park - the birthplace of the Occupy Wall Street movement in Lower Manhattan - on Saturday, and marched nearly 5 kilometers (3 miles) to the Turkish consulate.
Some of the demonstrators carried signs reading “Istanbul is not alone,” while others waved the Turkish national flag.
The Occupy Wall Street movement announced in a statement that the event was held with the goal to direct public attention to Istanbul’s Gezi Park protests, and the subsequent violent crackdown on the protests by Turkey's ruling AK Party, led by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Similar demonstrations are scheduled to be held in several major US cities, including Austin, Boston and Chicago.
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