As dozens of students were beaten and detained in Ankara, democratic and peaceful organisation’s press release was also banned for seven days in Kadıköy district in İstanbul.
The press statement which was planned to be held by the İstanbul Labour, Peace, Democracy Forces in Kadıköy district of İstanbul to support the resistance of Boğaziçi University students was banned by Kadıköy district Governorship.
According to Mesopotamia Agency’s report, İstanbul Labour, Peace, Democracy Forces planned to support students who have been resisting for weeks against the appointment of pro-Justice and Development Party (AKP) Melih Bulu as the Boğaziçi University rector. The statement was planned to held on 18.00 on February 2.
Bans of meetings and marches for seven days
According to the district governorship’s statement, it was understood that there calls for a gathering on February 2, 2021 Tuesday 18.00 in Kadıköy İskele Square by some non govermental organisations and communities via social media accounts.
“Considering that planned gatherings aimed to hold in our district may affect efforts of protecting our society and preventing the outbreak negatively, every kind of meeting and marches are banned for seven days in all closed and open areas referring to 17. article of the Law of Meeting and Marches and to 32/c article of Law for provincial administration.” it stated.
Dozens detained in Ankara
Police attacked students who had gathered to support the resistance of Boğaziçi University students in Ankara.
Police reportedly assaulted students harshly and detained dozens of them physically punching and beating them.
According to a video shared by on social media, police beating and dragging students on the ground by their hair.
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It is still not clear that how many students were detained, however, according to statement of Mülkiye Dayanışma, around 60 students have been detained.
In addition, the police broke a student’s teeth during a violent assault while being detained.
In the meantime, students continue to gather in the streets around Kızılay Square in Ankara for more protests.