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Video: Turkish protesters barricade Istanbul street


Large scale demonstrations were held across Turkey on March 11 in response to the death of 15-year-old Berkin Elvan, who was critically wounded during last summer’s Gezi Park protests. Elvan was shot with a tear gas canister in the Istanbul neighborhood of Okmeydan as he was going to buy bread on June 16. He was in a coma for nine months following the attack. Elvan is the eighth person to die as a result of clashes during anti-government protests in Gezi Park. This footage shows protesters in Istanbul burning barricades in the street.

 

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