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Utahns honor teen who died after being injured in Turkey protests

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(Scott Sommerdorf | The Salt Lake Tribune) Members of the Salt Lake Turkish community commemorated a 15-year-old Turkish boy named Berkin Elvan was struck by a tear gas capsule shot by Turkish police in 2013. The boy died last week. The Turkish community commemorated Berkin Elvan by placing flowers at the Christmas Box Angel in the Salt Lake City Cemetery, Sunday, March 23, 2014.

The Salt Lake Tribune

First published Mar 23 2014 03:35PM
Updated Mar 23, 2014 09:10PM

Members of the Salt Lake Turkish community on Sunday commemorated last week’s death of a 15-year-old boy in Turkey.

Berkin Elvan was buying bread for his family when he was struck by a tear gas capsule shot by Turkish police in 2013 during anti-government protests; he died after months in a coma.

Turkish Utahns honored the boy by placing flowers at the Christmas Box Angel in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.

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