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Demonstration in Istanbul after death of young protester

Demonstration in Istanbul after death of young protester
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Saturday, June 29, 2013 - 10:35pm

The death of a young protester in southeastern Turkey prompted thousands to turn out in Istanbul on Saturday, in what was a mostly peaceful demonstration.

The 18-year-old man was killed and at least nine others were wounded Friday while protesting the construction of a new security outpost near the city of Diyarbakir.

Protesters threw stones and Molotov cocktails, setting two tents and a container building on fire, the Turkish Interior Ministry said. Turkish security forces opened fire after the group failed to heed warnings to disperse, the ministry said.

In a show of solidarity, demonstrators gathered Saturday at the entrance to Istanbul's Taksim Square, the scene of weeks of sometimes violent protests earlier this month. Police finally moved the crowd away.

 

 

 

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