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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
The photo shows that the minister (L) was being taken to a cafe for protection. AA Photo
Interior Minister İdris Naim Şahin was attacked by agroup of people who threw stones at him during his visit to the easternprovince of Hakkari yesterday, daily Hürriyet has reported.
Şahin was reportedly speaking with locals on CumhuriyetStreet after the fast-breaking dinner when the group began throwing stones athim while shouting slogans.
Police deployed pepper gas and water cannon while alsofiring into the air to disperse the group.
The minister was subsequently transported to the HakkariGovernor's Office after staying in a cafe for 15 minutes for protection.No injures were reported.
Şahin will leave for Van after spending the first day of the Ramazan bayram holiday in Hakkari, according to reports.
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