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Protests over Turkey mine disaster

Updated 6:35 PM ET, Sat May 17, 2014
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People try to help an injured man who was hit by the jet of a police water cannon on Friday, May 16, during a protest against the government after a mine explosion in Soma, Turkey. Hundreds have taken to the streets across the country since nearly 300 miners died in a mine fire near Soma on May 13, protesting the government and a lack of safety regulations. Unions called for strikes May 15. TOLGA BOZOGLU/EPA /LANDOV
Police use water cannons and tear gas to disperse people gathered to commemorate victims and protest the government's labor policy in Izmir, Turkey, on May 16. AP
Yusuf Yerkel, an aide to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, kicks a person who is being wrestled to the ground by two police officers during protests in Soma, Turkey, on Wednesday, May 14. Depo Photos/EPA/Landov
Riot police try to stop protesters attacking the offices of Erdogan's Justice and Development Party in Soma on May 14. Emrah Gurel/AP
Protesters riot outside the Justice and Development Party office in Soma. Emrah Gurel/AP
People march to the Soma offices of the Justice and Development Party. Emrah Gurel/AP
A protester is detained in front of the General Directorate of Mineral Research and Exploration headquarters in Istanbul on May 14. OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images
Riot police use a water cannon to disperse protesters in Istanbul. SEDAT SUNA/EPA/LANDOV
Protesters clash with riot police in Ankara on May 14. ADEM ALTAN/AFP/Getty Images
Police arrest a protester in Ankara on May 14. ADEM ALTAN/AFP/Getty Images