Over 3,000 injured, one killed in Turkey protests

Over 3,000 people were injured and one killed in Turkey over the last two days as anti-government protests kept spreading across the country on Monday, CNN reported citing data from the Turkish Medical Association.

According to the association, at least 3,195 people were hurt in demonstrations on Sunday and Monday, with 26 of them in serious or critical condition. One of the injured protesters died of sustained injuries.

Most of the injured people were reported in Istanbul, where demonstrations began before spreading to Ankara, Antalya, Izmir, Adana and other Turkish cities.

Protests started last week with some form of a sit-in of angered Istanbul residents against the planned demolition of Gezi Park, one of the few green areas left in central Istanbul, and to replace it with rebuilt Ottoman barracks and a shopping mall.

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