“Hundreds of thousands” rally in Istanbul ending 25 day march of Turkish opposition leader

https://www.rt.com/news/395822-turkey-justice-opposition-rally/

Turkey’s main opposition party leader has concluded his weeks-long “March for Justice” from Ankara to Istanbul with a huge rally, reportedly attended by hundreds of thousands protesting against the government’s crackdown on dissent.

A massive crowd gathered outside the Maltepe prison in Istanbul Sunday, to greet the Turkish Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu, who finished his 450-kilometer 25-day march from Ankara.

Photos and videos of the event showed huge crowds on the streets of Istanbul.

Organizers put the number of the protesters at more than a million, while pro-government media estimated the turnout to be at around 110,000 people, AP reports. In general, local media reported that the gathering was attended by “tens” or even “hundreds” of thousands of Turks.

Istanbul governor Vasip Sahin said 15,000 police officers provided security at the post-march rally, as reported by AP.

Kilicdaroglu had called on the demonstrators not to bring any political symbols or party flags to the rally as he wanted the protest to be a non-partisan affair.

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surprised erdogan didnt arrest all of them!

how long until Kilicdaroglu gets put under the hammer?

“Organizers put the number of the protesters at more than a million, while pro-government media estimated the turnout to be at around 110,000 people”

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~ by seeker401 on July 11, 2017.

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