Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Turkey: renewed protests and repression after young man killed in Antakya

A man aged 22 was murdered on Monday by police forces in Antakya (Antioch, near Syria) upon being hit by a gas canister thrown by police forces in the context of yet another anti-Islamist demonstration, incidentally in memory of another victim of police brutality in the same town earlier in the year. 

As reaction, yesterday there were new demonstrations in central Istanbul, which were repressed by police forces by means of water cannons, tear gas and rubber bullets among others. People who were not taking part in the demo were also attacked.

There were also demonstration on Monday in the bicontinental metropolis, demanding punishment for those responsible of the injuries against a minor who has been in coma since he was hit by a gas canister months ago. 

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