11/06/2013 08:01 BST | Updated 11/06/2013 08:03 BST

Taksim Square: Turkish Protesters Throw Molotov Cocktails At Police (GRAPHIC PICTURES)

A protester throws a Molotov cocktail durign clashes with riot police in istanbul's Taksim square on June 11, 2013. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on June 11 said three protesters and one police officer have been killed in nearly two weeks of nationwide unrest against his Islamic-rooted government. AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINIS (Photo credit should read ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Turkish police used tear gas against the protesters in Taksim Square on Tuesday as protesters unleashed Molotov cocktails, bricks and fireworks.

Officers in Istanbul also fired rubber bullets, which pushed back many of those who had occupied the square for more than a week into Gezi Park.