ANKARA – Doğan News Agency
Police forces repeated harsh interventions at the protests in Ankara, using tear gas to disperse a crowd of thousands that had gathered at the capital’s Kennedy Street.
Ankara has been the target of police intervention almost every night since protests picked up in support of the Gezi demonstrations. An unidentified number of protesters has been detained, according to Doğan news agency.
Police moved on the capital’s Kuğulu Park June 10 to dismantle tents that had been erected in solidarity with the action continuing in Taksim Gezi Park. Despite initial opposition, subsequent reports said the officers had succeeded in taking down the tents in the park. Later on in the night, crowds who wished to march toward Kızılay Square were subjected to tear gas and TOMAs.