Alleged PKK sympathizers clash with Turkish protesters in Paris

Fifteen people were wounded yesterday when a group of alleged Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) supporters attacked Turkish anti-terror demonstrators in Paris.

Turkish people take part in a demonstration, on October 30, 2011 at the Bastille Square in Paris, to protest against "Terrorism in Turkey". AFP Photo.

Turkish people take part in a demonstration, on October 30, 2011 at the Bastille Square in Paris, to protest against "Terrorism in Turkey". AFP Photo.

Turkish citizens had gathered in Bastille Square in Paris in the late afternoon to protest the recent terrorist attacks when alleged PKK supporters attacked them with sticks and stones.

Fifteen people were wounded, and one remains in critical condition.

The protesters refused to leave after the attacks and continued their demonstrations. The French police force then reportedly surrounded the group and used tear gas to contain them.

Anti-terror protests by Turkish citizens in other countries have been going on for some time. A recent protest took place in Holland, where the protests took place peacefully, excluding a minor discrepancy that was quickly resolved by the involvement of Turkish authorities.

Monday, October 31, 2011
PARIS – Doğan News Agency (DHA)