Shirt shop owner in Turkey says he was attacked by protesters

Ankara, Turkey — A shirt shop owner says he has been attacked by a mob protesting against the government’s crackdown on protesters.

The man, identified as Huseyin Akdeniz, was taken to the hospital by paramedics after the attack Friday night.

“I was sitting in the store, in the back, at around 8:30 p.m. when the police started shooting,” Akdeni told CNN Turk.

It was not immediately clear whether the protesters were protesting against Erdogan’s controversial plans to shut down the Twitter account of the state news agency.