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Turkish protesters stay in park despite PM’s promise

RESILIENT ‘RIFF-RAFF’:Activists say they will continue to guard Gezi Park, where they have been for weeks, although Ankara has suspended plans to raze the park

Agencies, ISTANBUL, Turkey

The party planned to hold rallies in Ankara later yesterday and in Istanbul today. Erdogan on Friday said they mark the start of campaigning for local elections next year and are not to do with the Gezi Park protest, but they are widely seen as a show of strength in the face of the demonstrations.

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