Policeman dies after falling off bridge during protests in Turkey
ADANA – Doğan News Agency
Solidarity demonstrations were organized in many different Turkish provinces such as Bursa, Eskişehir, İzmit, Konya, Samsun, Mersin and Rize on June 5. AA photoA police commissioner has succumbed to injuries sustained on June 5 after he fell from a bridge while pursuing protesters in the southern province of Adana.
Mustafa Sarı fell from the five-meter-high bridge during protests in Adana in support for the Gezi Park movement and was taken to a local public hospital.
Critically injured, Sarı was later transferred to Yüreğir Başkent Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Solidarity demonstrations were organized in many different Turkish provinces such as Bursa, Eskişehir, İzmit, Konya, Samsun, Mersin and Rize on June 5.
Two other people have died so far in the protests: Abdullah Cömert, a youth branch member of the Republican People’s Party (CHP) in Antakya, and Mehmet Ayvalıtaş, a Socialist Solidarity Platform (SODAP) member who was hit and killed by a car in Istanbul.
Ethem Sarısülük, an activist who was wounded in the head during Taksim Gezi Park clashes in the capital city of Ankara, has been declared brain-dead