There have been running skirmishes between police and protesters in Istanbul's Taksim Square and the surrounding area, despite a plea by the city's governor for demonstrators to stay away.
Governor Huseyin Avni Mutlu said the protesters "can use their rights to protest later in areas arranged for public gatherings".
Anti-government protesters and police have been fighting a running battle for control of Istanbul's Taksim Square on an 11th day of clashes.
"We'll never forget what we have seen in the past few days. People bleeding on the street from rubber bullets and nurses beaten by police."