Ankara, Oct 11 () - Thousands of people, gathered in central Ankara on Oct. 11 near the scene of bomb blasts which killed at least 95 people, mourning the victims of the most deadly attack in modern Turkey's history.
The crowd chanted slogans targeting President Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkish government and the police, in Sıhhiye square, as riot police backed by water cannon vehicles blocked a main highway leading to the district where parliament and government buildings are located.
Addressing the crowd, "This mourning and rebellion will not settle down. We will be insisting on our peace and democracy struggle, whatever the price to be payed" said Lami Ozgen, head of the Confederation of Public Sector Trade Unions, or KESK.
"We are mourning, we are uprising and we will be insisting on the peace as well, to stop the bleeding blood, to protect our childeren from deaths" he said, along with the slogans "no to the war, peace now" chanted by the audience.