Protesters hit the streets in bomb-hit Reyhanlı against Syrians
HATAY – Hürriyet Daily News
A group of locals in the town center of Antakya marched yesterday to protest the bomb attacks in Reyhanlı. DHA PhotoA group of locals in Hatay’s Reyhanlı took to the streets of the ruined town today to protest against the attack that killed 46 people and the Syrian refugees, whom they hold responsible.
“This is Turkey not Syria,” and “Turkey belongs to Turks,” they chanted, holding two Turkish flags; one of them was allegedly burned by Syrian refugees staying in Reyhanlı.
According to protesters, before the May 10 attack refugees burned a Turkish flag in the city center.
The Turkish police deployed to Reyhanlı from neighboring cities tightly controlled the protest and took necessary measures to prevent the protests from becoming chaotic.
Large numbers of riot police are currently standing guard in different parts of Reyhanlı.