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Police stop women in the March with tear gas

The Istanbul police has stopped on Friday evening a large and peaceful March on International women's day with tear gas and barriers. Videos and photos on the

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Police stop women in the March with tear gas

The Istanbul police has stopped on Friday evening a large and peaceful March on International women's day with tear gas and barriers. Videos and photos on the opposition Turkish media sites like T24, Evrensel gazetesi, or Dokuz8Haber showed coughing people that took refuge in building entrances, or side streets.

Also, the big newspaper "Cumhuriyet" reported that tear gas had been used. Some of the Videos in the social media, according to, police officers used rubber bullets fired in front of or against the feet of the protesters.

The disability was unexpected. In the past few years, the authorities had allowed marches for women's rights and against male violence, even during a state of emergency after the coup attempt of 2016. Of the police, there was initially no opinion.

police pushing demonstrators apart

The largest Demonstration for women's day in the city of Istanbul draws normally, the Istiklal shopping street down. This time, the police had cordoned off the street that starts at the Taksim square early in the evening and on top of that. Also, some of the metro stations on the Istiklal Avenue were blocked.

for A while, sang and danced the majority of the female protesters to the barriers and demanded, in chants, to be let through. Then the police interfered, and then began to disperse.

Smaller protest actions were later in side streets or other parts of the city. In the capital, Ankara, was on Friday evening, a similar protest March to take place unhindered.

(oli/sda)

Created: 08.03.2019, 22:22 PM

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