Yüksekdağ and Kurdish deputies attacked by Turkish police in Silvan

HDP co-chair Figen Yüksekdag and Kurdish deputies attacked by Turkish forces in besieged Silvan district of Amed

SILVAN (ANF) – HDP co-chair Figen Yüksekdağ, DTK co-chair Hatip Dicle, HDK co-chair Ertuğrul Kürkçü and a group of HDP deputies have arrived in Silvan and started to march towards Tekel neighborhood.

The politicians have been attacked by police forces that blocked their access to the neighborhood. Yüksekdağ was battered and HDP deputies were directly targeted in the police attack which has reportedly left some of the politicians injured.

Clashes have erupted and spread across the district upon the people’s response to the police crackdown on Diyarbakır Street. Protests continue in all the neighborhoods.

Video shows a gas canister fired by Turkish forces hits HDP co-chair Yüksekdag