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Protesters clash with police at Turkey mine blast site

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Turkish riot police fired tear gas Friday at thousands of protesters at the scene of a disaster that killed nearly 300 miners, as the government faced a worsening political backlash. 

Turkish riot police use water cannons against protestors as they demonsrate against a recent accidental explosion at a mine, on May 16, 2014, in Soma, Manisa province

Police used tear gas, water cannon and plastic bullets to disperse demonstrators chanting anti-government slogans in the western town of Soma, where at least 292 people died in a blast at a coal mine this week.

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