Protests resumed in Istanbul
Baku, Azerbaijan, May 23
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Protests resumed in Turkish city of Istanbul, according to Milliyet newspaper.
The newspaper said May 23 that a group of forty people gathered in the Okmeydani Square and started throwing stones at the police.
Reportedly, the police were forced to use tear gas to disperse the protesters.
However, one of the tear gas grenades hit a bus carrying policemen, resulting in poisoning of several police officers.
Previously on May 22, about 20 people held a protest in Istanbul over the death of miners in the Manisa Province.
They burned several vehicles, including the police cars.
Two people were killed during these protests.
The police officers opened fire in order to disperse the protesters, but a rubber bullet hit a protester in the head.
Another person was killed by an improvised explosive used by the protesters in the Okmeydani District of Istanbul.
Earlier, an explosion took place in a mine in the Soma city of Turkey's Manisa Province, killing 301 and injuring 486.