Sporadic clashes continued on Sunday in several neighbourhoods of Turkey's largest city Istanbul, after police blocked protesters from accessing Taksim Square as protesters vowed they would retake the adjacent Gezi Park, a small urban park at the heart of the dispute that has sparked weeks of demonstrations and unrest.
In Harbiye neighbourhood, protesters gathered outside the luxury Divan Hotel, which police had targeted with tear gas overnight after protesters sought shelter inside.
On Sunday protesters staged a sit-in outside and tried to bar police from the area.
Eventually riot police used tear gas and pepper spray to disperse them.
Protesters set up barricades and plumes of tear gas rose in Istanbul's streets the day after Turkish riot police ousted the group who had vowed to stay in Gezi Park despite Erdogan's warnings to leave.
Shortly after police had entered the tent city on Saturday, bulldozers cleared all that was left of a two-week sit-in and police sealed off the area to keep demonstrators away from the spot that has become the focus of the strongest challenge to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in his 10 years in office.
Throughout Sunday police chased protesters in side streets close to the park and beyond.
Local residents leaned from windows when riot police passed through, banging pots and pan to make their sympathy with the protesters' cause plain.
Rubber bullets and tear gas canisters were once again fired at demonstrators and several barricades were set on fire by activists.
The protests, which have left at least four people dead and more than five thousand injured, have dented Erdogan's international reputation and infuriated him with a previously unseen defiance to his rule.
Saturday's raid came less than two hours after Erdogan threatened protesters in a boisterous speech in Sincan, an Ankara suburb that is a stronghold of his party.