15 detained over Istanbul's Gezi Park protests
ISTANBUL - Doğan News Agency
DHA Photo15 people were detained for allegedly harming private property and use Molotov cocktails while attending the Gezi protests, in what became the third wave of raids against the movement.
Security forces raided 17 locations simultaneously in four different cities, with İzmir as the focus of the operation. Istanbul, Manisa and Batman were the remaining the cities.
The suspects were detained over allegedly acting on behalf of terrorist organizations, harming private property, using Molotov cocktails and provoking the people during their time attending the anti-government protests.
Forces confiscated documents allegedly related to criminal organizations and CDs.
Two other operations have been conducted on June 20 and June 24 where 27 people have been detained, 24 of whom were subsequently arrested by court.
Some 2.5 million protestors hit the streets across Turkey since the unrest began on May 31 over the attempt to demolish Istanbul’s Gezi Park, soon turning into nationwide mass anti-government protest.
Only in two cities did people not attend protests while 79 cities witnessed big protests, the Interior Ministry’s record of protests said according to daily Milliyet’s report.