Democracy Vigil on day 19

The Democracy Vigil launched in Amed against the seizure of HDP municipalities is on day 19.

Protests continue for the 19th day against the AKP regime’s seizure of HDP-run metropolitan municipalities of Amed, Van and Mardin through the dismissal of elected mayors and appointment of trustees in their place.

The Democracy Vigil held in Amed on the Lise Street leading to the municipality building continues with the participation of HDP (Peoples’ Democratic Party) deputies, ESP (Socialist Party of the Oppressed) executives, members of the Peace Mothers Assembly and MEBYA-Der as well as hundreds of residents of the city.

While the street remains under police blockade, people continue chanting slogans and singing songs of resistance in protest at the trustees. Residents are voicing their thoughts and objections about the seizure of their municipalities.

Today the vigil will be visited by members of the Istanbul Religious Scholars, Association of Lawyers for Freedom and Federation of Eastern and Southeastern Associations.