ANKARA - Turkish police fired water cannon and tear gas on Monday to break up a protest of 2,000 people outside a court house over the handling of the trial of a policeman accused of killing a protestor in June.
Officer Ahmet Sahbaz was accused of killing Ethem Sarisuluk during a two-week wave of anti-government demonstrations which were launched by a peaceful protest against the redevelopment of Gezi Park in Istanbul.
Six people, including a police officer, were killed during the unrest, which presented one of the biggest challenges to Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's decade-old rule.
A Reuters witness said police clashed with the crowd at the court entrance following the ruling.
Local media said several people were wounded but there was no immediate confirmation.
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According to media reports, the hearing was adjourned to December 2.