Six injured as students clash in Istanbul University
ISTANBUL - Radikal.com.tr
Clashes had erupted between protesters and the police in Ankara after the Sivas Massacre case was dropped on March 13. DHA photoSix students were injured in a fight between opposing groups at Istanbul University today.
Students protesting an Ankara court’s March 13 decision to invoke the statute of limitations in dropping a case into the Sivas Massacre were allegedly attacked by a group that called themselves the "Muslim Youth.”
The first group of students were reportedly carrying banners that read “We will hold Sivas to account" and "those who torched Sivas are those who founded the AKP," before they were attacked.
Fighting ensued for some time, during which students kicked each other on the ground and hit each other with sticks. Police arrived at the campus to disperse the two groups with help from private security personnel. Four students were reportedly detained.
Numerous ambulances were called to the scene to attend to the injured students.