Anti-PKK protesters dispersed in Turkey's Diyarbakir

Staff reportedly used foam water to disperse the crowd after municipality mayor, BDP's Gultan Kisanak, ordered a 'clean up'.

Anti-PKK protesters dispersed in Turkey's Diyarbakir

World Bulletin / News Desk

The municipality in Turkey's south-eastern city of Diyarbakir have attempted to disperse a sit-in of around thirty families who are protesting the kidnapping of their children by PKK rebels.

Families have been gathering in front of the municipality everyday since May 19 after a number of their children we kidnapped by separatist PKK rebels during a picnic in the city's Lice district on April 23.

The minors, all of whom are in their mid-teens, have not been seen or heard of since attending the national Children's Day picnic, which was organized by the pro-Kurdish Freedom and Democracy Party (HDP) and Peace and Democracy Party (BDP).

The families were dispersed after tensions flared between them and certain members of staff at the municipality. Staff reportedly used foam water to disperse the crowd after municipality mayor, BDP's Gultan Kisanak, ordered a 'clean up'.

However, the attempt to disperse the families was not successful and protests continue.

Some protesters have threatened to commence a hunger strike in protest of the municipality's lack of action.

Last Mod: 02 Haziran 2014, 14:37
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