16 May 2014

Erdoğan Attacked By Mob And Forced To Hide In Shop Over Turkish Mine Disaster

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was forced to take shelter in a supermarket by a furious crowd of protesters in the mining disaster-struck town of Soma. As thousands of anxious relatives continue to wait for news, Erdogan was accused of ignoring warnings over safety at the coal pit. A convoy containing his car was attacked by crowds and he was forced to seek refuge in a supermarket, surrounded by police.

With tensions running high, protesters shouted for him to resign and said he was a "murderer" and a "thief". It has been reported that the PM then engaged in a scuffle with one protester. A video shows people booing and whistling at Erdoğan, who then appears to single out one protester (below). 

Huffington Post