VIDEO: Turkish police clash with Kobane protesters near Syria border
SİLOPİTurkish police have clashed with protesters demonstrating in support of the Kurdish town of Kobane near Syria’s border with Turkey.
The Democratic Regions Party (DBP), which shares similar grassroots with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), organized the demonstration in the Silopi district of the southeastern province of Şırnak on Dec. 2. The group peacefully marched to protest the ongoing attacks of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Kobane.
The clashes started after the march, after some protesters threw Molotov cocktails and the police used tear gas, Doğan News Agency reported. An armored police vehicle was set alight in the clashes, but police were able to extinguish the fire with water cannon.