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Turkish police severely beat quake victims in Van

14:29, 10.11.2011 Region: Turkey Theme: Society, Incidents

The citizens in Van, Turkey, demanded the resignation of their provincial governor, who had arrived nearby the debris of the city’s Bayram Hotel, which collapsed as a result of October 23 earthquake’s strong aftershock on late Wednesday night.  

Turkish Deputy PM Besir Atalay and Van Provincial Governor Munir Karaloglu visited the region to study the Hotel’s debris. And at that time, the city’s quake victims gathered and demanded the Governor’s resignation, Hurriyet daily of Turkey reported.  

The police did not tolerate such behavior, and dispersed the crowd, first by using tear gas and subsequently beating them with clubs.

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