Protester blocks road with car to protest ODTÜ road project
DAILY NEWS photo / Selahattin SönmezA protester parked her car in the middle of an Ankara road to block the traffic on Oct. 22, in protest at the controversial cutting down of trees by the municipality for a road passing through the Middle East Technical University (ODTÜ) campus.
The protester halted traffic on the road leading to the province of Eskişehir, the same road that the municipality plans to extend through the ODTÜ campus. When she refused to moved her car despite warnings, a towing truck was dispatched to the scene and removed the car while the protester was still inside it.
Banners were visible on the front and back windows of the car, which read: "A forest will pass on this road," and "Where is the end of this road going?"
Police reportedly took the licence plate numbers of cars at the scene that expressed support for the protest.