Beating of homeless man at train station sparks mass protests in Turkey
ISTANBUL (AFP) - Around 1,000 protesters flooded an Istanbul metro station on Tuesday after a young homeless man was reportedly beaten by a security guard when he tried to board without paying.
The demonstration flared into a broader protest against the government, which has been battling a damaging political crisis sparked by a corruption probe.
In the capital Ankara, riot police confronted hundreds of demonstrators who staged a similar protest at a metro station, leaving one person injured, local media said.
"The people's rage will burn down the government," the demonstrators chanted after jumping the turnstiles in the metro at Istanbul's main Taksim Square.