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Protesters on Wednesday unleashed their fury on a convoy carrying Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan who was in the Black Sea town of Hopa for a rally.
Security forces responded to the attacks by firing into the air and used tear gas and water cannons to break up the crowds. Medics tended to a man injured in the scuffles as locals carried a young woman to safety.
Unrest appeared to be a theme throughout the country as anti-government protesters attacked a blockade outside the ruling AKP party's headquarters in Ankara.
Their anger with the AKP was only heightened by news that a fellow
demonstrator had suffered a heart attack after inhaling tear gas.