Turkey Riot:German Green party leader Claudia Roth ” It was like a war ” / Breaking News
The Turkish police have stormed Gezi Park in Istanbul. The security forces used water cannons and tear gas. Protesters fled into side streets and hotels. Middle: Green Party leader Claudia Roth.
Turkish police forces have stormed the for more than two weeks of government opponents occupied Gezi Park in Istanbul. The security forces used again on Saturday night tear gas and water cannons.
According to the Turkish protest movement, hundreds of people were injured. The police have done their work with such a force in the war, criticized the Taksim platform that is one of the main organizers of the protests.
The group evaluated the use of rubber bullets, tear gas and stun grenades strong as a crime against humanity. They demanded that the police should also stop impeding the work of doctors who help the protesters voluntarily.
On Sunday morning there were further clashes. The police have been following a group of protesters from the shopping street Istiklal from an eyewitness. Early on Sunday evening, the Islamic conservative AKP government wants to gather its supporters in Istanbul for a rally.
Police fired tear gas into the surrounding streets to oust the protesters on. Nevertheless, thousands of people gathered after the evacuation of the camp in the park at night on the main road that leads to the adjoining Taksim Square, and set up barricades. Just before the police deployment Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the protesters asked ultimatum to leave the park.
Claudia Roth : ” We tried to escape and the police followed us. “
Many demonstrators fled in panic, according to eyewitnesses in a hotel on the edge of the park. Some would vomit there. Families with young children were running down the side streets to protect themselves from the police force.
Green Party leader Claudia Roth, who was in solidarity with the activists in Gezi Park, described the police deployment in dramatic terms. “We tried to escape and the police followed us. It was like a war,” Roth said. The people had been chased through the streets, the police had deliberately fired tear gas grenades at people.
The Istanbul Governor Huseyin Avni Mutlu said hand of a smooth deployment. 29 people were slightly injured. “That was not even an intervention, there was an evacuation,” he says. “That was not even an intervention, there was an evacuation,” he said.
After the eviction of the park attracted thousands of people in several neighborhoods of Istanbul, on the streets and set up barricades. Some called for the resignation Erdogns. On television images could be seen as a group of protesters blocked a major access road to the Ataturk Airport.
Also in the capital, Ankara, there were protests. There, sat pointedly opposition MPs in the first row to prevent a tear gas use. The Confederation of Trade Unions of Public Service Kesk called for a general strike on Monday. About the messaging service Twitter was called on Sunday for a mass demonstration.
Meanwhile, police the protesters fled into the surrounding streets after. The mood in the occupied for two weeks Gezi Park was peaceful as the police operation began, Claudia Roth reported. The Divan Hotel on the Park had opened its doors to children and injured. Police then fired in the entrance of the luxury hotels tear gas.
Around Taksim Square, there were many clashes in the night. The protesters – many wearing helmets and dust masks – trying to hold their position and their anger to vent, but were pushed more and more into the little side streets. Police fired into the streets. Residents opened their doors to provide shelter. Many knocked on pots and pans in protest.
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