Death of Ugur Kurt
On 22nd May young people gathered in Okmeydanı to protest last week’s Soma deaths. They met with police who used tear gas, water cannons, rubber bullets and live ammunition on the protesters. Uğur Kurt who was attending a funeral at the Okmeydanı Cemevi was shot in the face. After he was taken to the local hospital people from the neighbourhood gathered outside to protest. As the news broke people demonstrated outside the Okmeydanı Cemevi and fought with the police into the night. In the evening Uğur Kurt, 30, died of his injuries. 
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