Two injured as police attack people and MPs in Van
HDP Ağrı MP Abdullah Koç and a demonstrator got injured during the crackdown.
Protests continue across the Kurdish region of Turkey since yesterday’s seizure of HDP-run metropolitan municipalities of Amed, Van and Mardin by the Turkish regime.
People taking to the streets to reclaim the municipalities are faced with violent police crackdown in all the three cities where the government has replaced the democratically elected mayors with governors appointed as trustees.
Police forces attacked the people also in Van city where HDP deputies, mayors and administrators wanted to stage a march in protest at the seizure of their municipalities.
Denied permission to march from the HDP building to the Feqiyê Teyran Park in the city center, the people were brutally attacked by the police.
HDP Ağrı MP Abdullah Koç and a demonstrator got injured during the crackdown. The demonstration continues despite the police attack which is confronted with resistance.