Footage emerges showing assailants beating Gezi protesters with sticks
İsmail Saymaz ISTANBUL / Radikal
Footage that shows assailants beating protesters with sticks has emerged and is now being examined by prosecutors as part of an investigation into the death of Gezi Park protester Ali İsmail Korkmaz in Eskişehir.
An expert report has been handed to the prosecutors’ office after around 40 pieces of video footage were examined. The reported stated that the assailants in civilian clothes in the video were thought to be undercover police officers, or civilians who sided with police in the clashes.
A group of people are seen in the video beating a protester with sticks that look like baseball bats and pursuing protesters, the report added.
It also highlighted that a section of the footage lasting 18-20 minutes, which was recorded after the beating of the protester began, could not be found.
Ali İsmail Korkmaz, 19, succumbed to his injuries in
hospital on June 10 after being brutally beaten by a group wearing civilian
clothes while trying to escape a police tear gas attack on June 2 in Eskişehir.