Thursday, 27 February 2020

10 Injured in Turkey Protest

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    TEMPO/Iqbal Lubis

    TEMPO.CO, Diyarbakir - At least 10 people were reported injured during a rally-turned-riot in the province of Hakkari, Turkey, Monday, Dec. 9.

    Xinhua news agency reported that the riot was triggered by the deaths of two protesters last Friday. At that time, protesters rallied against the demolition of the grave of a Kurdish Workers' Party in member in the Yuksekova Hakkari District.

    Protests continued and heated up again on Monday. The protest, organized by the Peace and Democracy Party (BDP), turned violent when several protesters began to throw stones at police officers who tried to disperse the crowd.

    Among the 10 people who were injured were police officers, citizens, and journalists. They were wounded by stun grenades.