Thursday, May 15, 2014

Thousands Protest in Turkey Over Mine Disaster; Chant for Govt. to Resign, Over 270 Miners Dead

Thousands of people in Istanbul have been protesting against the deadly mine disaster that occurred in Turkey this week, the Euro News website reports today (May 15, 2014).

Many gathered in Taksim Square -- the scene of last summer's rallies -- chanting for the government to resign.

The four main unions have called for a national strike to be held today.

They say the explosion -- which left more than 270 dead -- was not an accident, but a crime or a "work murder." In Turkey's capital, Ankara, around 800 students protested.

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