Süleyman Ekin - Mehmet Kılıçarslan / Antalya, Oct 12 () - Riot police in Turkey’s Mediterranean Antalya province intervened to a “peace tent” installed by a group commemorating and protesting the deadly twin blast in Ankara, on Oct. 12.
Having gathered in Cumhuriyet Square, the Antalya Labor and Democracy Forces were warned by the police to disperse and remove the peace tent reading “Yes for peace”. Following a brief tension in the evening between police and protesters, as the police left the scene, the group resumed the demonstration. At midnight, the group of 50 people seeking to surround and protect the tent was intervened severely with tear gas. Residents near the square were warned to leave the scene to avoid tear gas.
Riot police officers followed and captured some of the protesters, then dismantled and removed the tent from Cumhuriyet Square.
- Footage of protesters
- Police intervention
- Police running after protesters
- Police detains some of protesters
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