Police, Protesters Clash at Turkish Coup Trial

Mass trial of hundreds accused of trying to topple government


Turkish police on Monday fired tear gas and water cannons at around 10,000 demonstrators protesting a mass trial of hundreds accused of plotting to topple the government, leading to three injuries and a lengthy delay in the hearing.

An AFP photographer saw protesters trying to breach a security barricade by hurling stones at the police outside the prison complex in Silivri, a suburb on the outskirts of Istanbul.

One demonstrator suffered a non-fatal heart attack and two journalists were injured, CNNTurk channel reported, as police tried to disperse the protesters who waved Turkish flags and chanted "justice for all".