Looking inside ourselves and out at the world
Independent and neutral with regard to all political and religious orientations,® aims to promote awareness of the major democratic principles on which tolerance is based.

Turkish police fire water cannons at protesters after mine disaster

A tense standoff unfolded in Turkey Thursday as thousands of protestors squared off with police in a demonstration outside Soma, the scene of the country's worst industrial disaster. Protesters marched to express their fury over the deaths of at least 282 people in a coal mine explosion Tuesday. Demonstrators were met with a blockade of riot police - who fired water cannons amid loud boos - eventually dispersing the crowd. Anger has swept this country over what unions call poor workplace safety standards, at the governments perceived cosiness with mining tycoons and at the country's Prime Minister who says accidents are not uncommon. This was one of several demonstrations across the country Thursday .

© DailyMotion -

Comment on this article!
To post a comment, we encourage you to become a member of® or log in if you are already a member. You can still post your commentwithout registering, but you will need to fill your personal information each time.

Become a member (free)   |   Log in

Postings are subject to the terms and conditions of®. Before submitting your message , you must read the Terms and conditions of® and agree to them by checking the box below.
Your name:
  I have read and agree to the Terms and conditions of®.
Follow us on ...
Facebook Twitter