Turkish Police Fire Water, Gas At Protesters In Mining Disaster Town – 16 May 2014

RT logoPolice have fired water cannons and used tear gas to disperse several thousand demonstrators in the Turkish town of Soma, which became the scene of the country’s worst mining disaster earlier this week.

People scattered into side streets as the police were dispatched onto one of Soma’s main commercial thoroughfares, where the offices of the local government and labor union are situated, an eyewitness told Reuters.

The demonstrators in Soma rallied against the Turkish authorities as they carried banners, which read: “Government should be accountable to the people.”

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