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Detained Turkish demonstrators go on hunger strike

(Turkey-file photo)

Press TV</strong>

Turkish demonstrators, arrested at Istanbul’s Gezi Park, start a hunger strike to protest against the extension of their detention period.

Almost 50 detainees went on hunger strike on Wednesday after prosecutors prolonged their detention.

The detainees identified as representatives and leaders of workers’ groups had been rounded up on Monday.

The Taksim Solidarity Platform said they were taken into custody without any legal basis.

Turkish police have arrested thousands of demonstrators since a renovation plan at Gezi Park sparked massive anti-government rallies in May…

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