Turkish bus driver slams into stop, stabs people; 13 injured

Participants run on the July 15 Martyrs' Bridge, known as the Bosphorus Bridge, which links the city's European and Asian sides, during the 41st annual Istanbul Marathon in Istanbul, Turkey, November 3, 2019. (Reuters)
Updated 03 November 2019

Turkish bus driver slams into stop, stabs people; 13 injured

  • The explosion occurred near the central town of Bandiagarabus driver was detained after he jumped into the sea to try and get away from the scene
  • The 13 injured included a man who was stabbed as he tried to prevent him from running away

ISTANBUL: Police in Istanbul say they have detained a driver who rammed his bus into a crowded stop and attacked people who tried to prevent him from escaping with a knife. At least 13 people have been injured.
A police statement said the 33-year-old bus driver was detained Sunday after he jumped into the sea to try and get away from the scene.
The 13 injured included a man who was stabbed as he tried to prevent him from running away after he drove the city bus into the stop.
Police said three Iranian nationals and two children were also among those injured.
It was not immediately clear whether the man drove the bus into the stop by accident. Police said an investigation has been launched.


France’s yellow vests stage new protests for anniversary

Updated 17 November 2019

France’s yellow vests stage new protests for anniversary

  • Fresh protests were held across France to mark the birth last year for the movement
  • Authorities said about 28,000 people marched across France on Saturday, including 4,700 in Paris

PARIS: Yellow vest activists are staging fresh protests across France to mark the birth last year of their movement for economic justice, a day after scuffles between Paris police and activists marred the anniversary.
Interior minister Christophe Castaner deplored Saturday’s violence on CNews television. He said Paris police had detained 173 people.
Authorities said about 28,000 people marched across France on Saturday, including 4,700 in Paris. Yellow vest activists said there were 44,000.
On Sunday, dozens of protesters briefly gathered under the dome of Paris’ Galeries Lafayette store to denounce consumer culture.
On Nov. 17, 2018, hundreds of thousands of people blocked traffic around the country to protest a fuel tax hike. The sometimes-violent protests have increasingly vented anger at President Emmanuel Macron’s policies, who is seen as favoring the rich.