Protests erupt in Turkey as search for mine survivors continues

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ISTANBUL, TURKEY – Terror continues in Turkey.  On Thursday police fired tear gas and water cannon at protestors in Istanbul and Ankara.

It’s all triggered by that deadly mine disaster in a western town of Soma earlier this week. An underground transformer blew up. More than 280 works were killed and dozens remain missing.

The disaster has exacerbated public anger toward the government. Locals had reportedly complained about hazardous conditions at the mine, which is said to be owned by folks linked with the Prime Minister’s party.

In the wake of multiple political scandals, it appears people in Turkey are hungry for change.