17 university students protesting Lice incidents detained in Kocaeli
KOCAELİ – Doğan News AgencyMore than a dozen university students protesting the recent clashes in Lice have been detained in the western province of Kocaeli June 9.
Several students from Kocaeli University held protests at the Umuttepe campus.
Some of the students broke windows and threw chairs, which prevented a scheduled exam.
Police intervened and 17 students have been detained.
Before entering the classrooms in the morning, the students chanted slogans such as “the exams are canceled for Lice.” The exams were held in the library following the incidents.
Demonstrators have been blocking highways to protest against the construction of a gendarmerie post
in Diyarbakır’s Lice district for over two weeks. Two people were killed during clashes over the weekend, triggering protests across the country.