3 wounded in student clash over KCK trials
BURSA - Doğan News Agency
DHA photoMembers of the youth branch of the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) stage a protest following clashes in Bursa.
Three people were wounded in a clash between students in Bursa’s Görükle district on the evening of Dec. 19 in the wake of similar fights last week over the ongoing Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK) trials.
One student was injured due to battery, while two others were wounded in their backs with a cleaver, according to reports.
Around 150 Grey Wolves, members of the youth branch of the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), began demonstrating while chanting slogans and throwing rocks at certain homes after learning that friends had been wounded in the clash.
Scores of law enforcement officers were deployed in the area, but the Grey Wolves eventually dispersed of their own accord after demonstrating for roughly an hour.
The wounded students were then taken to the emergency unit at Uludağ University’s Medical Faculty. They were eventually discharged after receiving outpatient treatment.
The incident in Görükle, which is heavily populated by students from Uludağ University, came in the wake of another incident that also ended in three injuries Dec. 15. A row that had broken out between students with opposite political views in front of the university’s School of Economics and Administrative Sciences escalated into an open fight in the aftermath of a protest march against the ongoing KCK trials.
The KCK is the alleged urban wing of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which is recognized by the European Union, the United States and Turkey as a terrorist organization.