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Protests across Turkey
Protests Erupt in Turkey Following Boy's Death
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Mourners and protesters clashed with police outside the hospital on Tuesday as crowds gathered near the entrance. Riot police fired tear gas at some 2,000 protesters near the Middle East Technical University in Ankara. At Yeditepe University (pictured), a private institution of approximately 20,000 students located on the Asian side of Istanbul, hundreds of students demonstrated on campus, walking between university buildings, chanting and calling their peers in nearby classrooms to join, and holding up signs and pictures of Berkin. In Kadıköy, a popular neighborhood at the edge of the Bosphorus Straight that is home to many university students, several water canon tanks rolled onto one of the main avenues Tuesday evening in preparation of further demonstrations.