Official: police officer dies from fall while trying to subdue protest in Turkey

June 6, 2013 11:45 AM

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Two protesters have been reported killed in protests that have erupted in some 70 cities, and one person is on life support in a hospital in Ankara. The Turkish Human Rights Foundation said some 4,300 people were hurt or sought medical care for the effects of tear gas.

The protests were sparked by the police breakup of a sit-in to prevent the demolition of a park in central Istanbul, but it spiraled into rallies by thousands denouncing what they say is the government’s increasingly authoritarian form of governing and its meddling in lifestyles. They are also anger...

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