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Update 02:44 a.m. There are reports that security forces have made arrest at night in Hopa. Here is a video in which Metin Lokumcu can be seen…

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Increasingly tense AKP government triggers more and more police brutality towards protestors. Before PM Erdoğan’s election rally, protestors clashed with police. A retired teacher, Metin Lokumcu died of heart attack during police forces’ pepper gas use.

The death of Metin Lokumcu was protested in Istanbul and Ankara in the evening. A giant AKP poster in Taksim Square has been held down by the demonstrators….

In Turkey Twitter Trends “Metin Lokumcu” occupies the second place followed by “katilpolis” [police, the murderer]

 

A scene from the Istanbul protest here. More photos and news from Hope clashes here.

 

Clashes break out at campaign rally for Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan

CNN International

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more on the aftermath here in Turkish.

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