Two detained for attack on HDP election bureau in Bartın
BARTIN - Doğan News Agency
DHA PhotoTwo people allegedly involved in an attack on the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) election bureau building in Black Sea province of Bartın were detained on May 14.
A group of around 50 people attacked the HDP’s recently opened election bureau, located on the 3rd floor of a building in Bartın, but were halted by a police barricade.
Before the police intervened, the group broke a party banner outside the bureau and removed a placard from the windows that read: “We won’t let you build more coal-fired power plants.”
Members of the group threw tiles from the roof of the neighboring building and tore the banner, reportedly chanting “Allah-u Akbar” (God is Great).
One police officer was injured by a thrown tile and was taken to the town’s Ereğli State Hospital for treatment.
The incident marks the latest in a number of attacks against HDP offices across Turkey.
The HDP says it has been exposed to 56 attacks over the course of just one month across Turkey, according to the Dicle News Agency.
These attacks include attempts to target 16 election bureaus, and two of the attacks were armed.
The attacks have taken place in metropolitan cities such as the capital Ankara and Istanbul, as well as other provincial cities such as Aksaray, Antalya, Trabzon, Uşak, Bilecik, Tokat and Rize, according to the report.
No suspects have been found, apart from in the case of the attack on the HDP’s election bureau in Ankara.