Thousands of people have gathered in Istanbul for the funeral of a Turkish teenager who died nine months after slipping into a coma from being hit by a police tear-gas canister during anti-government protests.

Fifteen-year-old Berkin Elvan’s death on Tuesday sparked clashes between protesters and riot police in several cities.

On Wednesday, thousands converged in front of a house of worship calling for Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to resign.

Berkin was on his way to buy bread during anti-government street protests when he was struck in the head by a high-velocity gas canister. Several police officers were questioned about Berkin’s head injury but none has been charged.

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