Turkey: Egyptian tourist among the injured after violent protest

Posted on May 31, 2013 • Filed under: Civil Unrest, Mediterranean, Tourist Injured

Yahoo news reports that an Egyptian tourist is in a critical condition after being hit by a police gas canister in a crackdown on anti-government protests in Istanbul on Friday, a doctors’ association said. The 34-year-old woman was undergoing an operation after suffering a brain hemorrhage, Istanbul Medical Chamber board member Huseyin Demirduzen told Reuters. A total of 12 people, including a pro-Kurdish MP, suffered trauma injuries and hundreds suffered respiratory problems due to the effects of tear gas during the clashes around Istanbul’s central Taksim Square, Demirduzen said. Read article

Share This Story
  • Print
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • del.icio.us
  • Facebook
  • Yahoo! Buzz
  • Twitter
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Add to favorites
  • email