Friday, May 23, 2014

Police, Protesters Clash for a 2nd Day in Istanbul; Police Killed 2 Yesterday, Leads to More Violence

Violent clashes have erupted for a second day in the Turkish city of Istanbul between police and protesters, the Euro News website reports today (May 23, 2014).

Riot officers once again used tear gas and fired live rounds into the air today in the city's troubled Okmeydani district to disperse demonstrators.

It comes a day after two people died of their injuries. One man was shot in the head, while another died of wounds caused by a grenade.

Several police officers were also injured in today's violence, sparked almost a year to the day after protesters in Istanbul triggered a summer of nationwide demonstrations against Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's autocratic government.

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