Protester draws sword on Turkish police
DHA photoA man protesting against a recent municipal regulation drew a sword and attacked police officers who wanted to detain him in the Black Sea province of Ordu, CNNTürk reported today.
Nurettin İslam and Kerim Göl rode their bicycles to Ordu municipal building from Yeni Mahalle neighborhood to protest the municipality’s recent decision to ban village minibuses from entering the city center.
İslam and Göl hurled eggs they brought with them at the municipal building as police arrived to see that İslam was also carrying a shotgun while Göl was carrying a sword. The officers asked the protesters to leave the municipality's premises and moved to detain the two men after they refused to desist.
Police officers captured İslam, but Göl drew his sword and charged the policemen while they were trying to take İslam into a squad car. Police officer Cihangir Kaya was injured in the arm during the melee.
One policeman drew his gun at Göl and called on him to surrender, but the assailant refused to lay down his sword.
Göl was captured after a brief chase in front of the municipality once additional police officers arrived at the scene.
The two suspects were taken to Ordu police station while Kaya was hospitalized at Ordu State Hospital.