World Popular Resistance Clippings 12/3/2014

Riot police use water cannon to disperse anti-government protesters near the Middle East Technical University (ODTU) in Ankara

Riot police use water cannon to disperse anti-government protesters near the Middle East Technical University (ODTU) in Ankara March 11, 2014. A 15-year-old Turkish boy who suffered a head injury during anti-government protests in Istanbul last June died on Tuesday after spending months in a coma, triggering renewed clashes between police and his family’s supporters. Berkin Elvan, then aged 14, got caught up in street battles between police and protesters on June 16 after going out to buy bread for his family. He was struck in the head with a suspected police tear-gas canister and went into a coma. Elvan had become a rallying point for critics of Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan’s government and they held regular vigils at the hospital where he lay in intensive care. No police officer has been prosecuted in connection with the Elvan case. REUTERS/Umit Bektas (TURKEY – Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)

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