Workers and BDP members march in Istanbul to protest Lice clashes

Workers and BDP members march in Istanbul to protest Lice clashes

 

Turkish public sector workers joined members of the pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) in a peaceful march through Istanbul’s İstiklal Avenue to protest the killing of a demonstrator by the security forces in the southeastern Diyarbakır province yesterday. Clashes had broke out in Diyarbakır’s Lice district between soldiers and demonstrating villagers who were denouncing the construction of a gendarmerie outpost.

The group held banners reading, “We don’t want outposts but peace” and “Resist Lice, resist Gezi Park.” BDP deputies Sırrı Süreyya Önder, who was also very active during the early Gezi Park protests, and Sabahat Tuncel also participated in the march.