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Tens of thousands march against government in Turkey
March 12, 2014

Tens of thousands of people have marched through Istanbul for the funeral of a teenage boy injured during anti-government protests last year.

Berkin Elvan, 15, spent 269 days in a coma before his death on Tuesday.

Many of the protesters echoed his mother’s claim that the Turkish prime minister was his ‘killer’.

Later, police used water cannon to disperse a protest in Istanbul’s Taksim Square while in the capital Ankara, tear gas was fired at demonstrators.

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