Video shows Turkish police badly beating Gezi protesters for minutes in Antalya
ANTALYAA group of young people who were hiding in a parking lot in the southern province of Antalya after a police intervention in a protest were badly beaten, according to camera footage obtained by lawyers.
The young people hid in a parking lot owned by the municipality in central Antalya before being caught there by a group of policemen with batons, on June 2, the video showed. The policemen then badly beat the young people, especially two males, for a few minutes.
However, the hiding protesters were not detained but allowed to go.
The protest intervened in by the police was in support of the Gezi Park protests in Istanbul, which have spread to almost the entire country.
The footage was obtained by lawyers from the Progressive Lawyers’ Association (ÇHD), upon a legal demand from the municipality.