HDP head: Street rallies ‘legitimate resistance’

HDP head: Street rallies ‘legitimate resistance’

HDP head: Street rallies ‘legitimate resistance’

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Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Co-Chair Selahattin Demirtaş said Dec. 19 that street rallies are a legitimate “part of the resistance against executions.”

“I repeat it. [Street rallies] are legitimate regarding the resistance against executions. Their execution laws cannot prevent us from making our legitimate resistance in the streets,” Demirtaş said in the southeastern province of Mardin on Dec. 19 during his party’s provincial congress.

Demirtaş says he knows there is bug in his office

Demirtaş also said he knows there are electronic bugs in his office at Parliament, Doğan News Agency reported.

“They are afraid of giving themselves away. They are wiretapping my phones; there are still bugs at my house and party offices at Parliament. We are not removing the bugs. We want them to listen to us, so that they may became decent people,” Demirtaş said.

“They fear being wiretapped because they talk about theft and corruption, but we do not have those fears. We speak in our room as we have spoken here,” he said.

Following his speech, Demirtaş posted Tweets about the Dec. 17, 2013, graft operation, saying the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the Gülen movement were actually "partners in crime."

“We don’t have to side with pro-coup people, nor with thieves. We stand against both of them,” he wrote.

Demirtaş then created a Twitter storm by sending a tweet addressed to those who criticized him for his comments, calling them "silly."

“I love you all, including those who harshly criticize me, silly ones,” it said.