Ankara police quash protests after mistaking Spanish Narcos theme for ‘Kurdish music’
ANKARAPolice intervened to quash demonstrations against the expulsion of 16 academics from Ankara University after mistakenly believing that protesters were playing Kurdish “propaganda music,” daily Birgün has reported.
The protesters were actually playing the Spanish theme score of the famous TV series “Narcos,” which tells the life of Columbian drug lord Pablo Escobar.
Tension was sparked after riot police officers were dispatched to Ankara University’s Cebeci campus, where the protest against the controversial recent expulsion of academics was held.
Attempting to block the protests, police cited an order from the university’s rectorship, while students and academics said they would not leave the area.
After their refusal, police started to take down their banners and pop the balloons in the area.
Students demanded to see the rectorship’s order, but police insisted on dispersing the protestors and said they would be detained if they did not disperse.
Students took their protest to the campus canteen of the communication faculty after the police intervention.
Meanwhile, objects that were donated by academics dismissed in recent state of emergency decree laws have been put up for auction, with income from the auction to be given to the left-wing education union Eğitim-Sen.