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Protesters at Turkey mine kick PM's car, call for resignation

Published on May 14, 2014 11:09 PM

SOMA , Turkey (AFP) - Angry protesters on Wednesday kicked the prime minister's car and called for the government's resignation as he visited the western Turkish town where a deadly mine blast occurred, local media reported.

Many chanted and whistled near the building where Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan gave his press conference, the private Dogan News Agency reported.

Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan (centre) visits the coal mine accident site in Soma, a district in Turkey's western province of Manisa, on May 14, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS