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

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 
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 

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.