ISTANBUL – Doğan News Agency
Police attacked a group of around 5,000 protesters that had erected barricades on the road with tear gas and water cannon. The protesters reportedly responded with fireworks and slingshots.
Tension had risen two days ago in the suburb, a neighborhood that is known for its oppositional sentiment and its high Alevi population.
One protester, Duran Akbaş, was injured during the clashes on the night of June 6 after allegedly being hit in the head by a tear gas canister. The demonstrator is still in critical condition, doctors have said.