I am TimPool, a journalist who has covered protests in Spain, Canada, across the US, and is currently reporting for VICE at Taskim Sqaure, Istanbul AMA
Many of you may remember me as the guy who livestreamed for 21 hours straight during the eviction on OWS. Since then I have covered protests across the US, in Montreal, Madrid, and now Im Reporting for VICE in Turkey.
Yesterday I got my ass handed to me by tear gas, dodged water cannons, rocks, and was very close to two cranes that exploded. I've also been able to talk to many people here in Taksim to learn and better understand what is going on. I'll do my best to answer as many questions as possible.
Cool other things you might want to ask about include: My livestreaming aerial drone Current experimenting with Google Glass to report in Turkey
Links- Google Glass feed - https://plus.google.com/u/0/114090905694962986317/posts
VICE Live feed (currently just an aerial shot) - www.vice.com/read/tim-pool-live-streaming-from-istanbul
edited to include proof* I know I spelled Taksim Square horribly, forgive me, little food and little sleep out here.
EDIT: I'm on my way down to Taksim now! I will be back later to answer as many questions as I can! Make sure to pay attention to the live stream should anything happen.
EDIT2: Answered some more questions! Gotta get back out there!!! Reports that police will attack at 3AM Istanbul time but no one can be sure. My cell service is very weak since they pulled the mobile towers (and burnt one to the ground) But I will do my best to send updates to the VICE page via text, photo, or live.
EDIT3: Im on the ground just outside of Taksim now. I will try to answer some questions via my iPhone every chance I get.
FINAL EDIT: The roads have been reopened around Gezi/ Taksim, the park has much less people in it today than before. Things seems to be slowing down, some police have left.
Thanks for all the questions!