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Turkish Protesters Disrupt London Ride

World IN BRIEF / BRITAIN

December 21, 2000|From Times Wire Reports

Turks protesting their government's bloody raid on prisons brought the world's largest Ferris wheel to a standstill by occupying two passenger pods on the London Eye for several hours. At least two of the protesters doused themselves with gasoline and threatened to immolate themselves, a demonstrator said. The protesters, estimated at between 22 and 45, eventually were escorted away by police. At least 19 people have died in the prison violence in Turkey.

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