- Title: Firing tear gas, Turkish police curtail anniversary memorial for Ankara bombings
- Date: 10th October 2016
- Summary: ANKARA, TURKEY (OCTOBER 10, 2016) (REUTERS) GOVERNOR OF ANKARA, ERCAN TOPACA, AND STATE OFFICIALS GATHERED OUTSIDE THE TRAIN STATION WHERE TWO SUICIDE BOMBINGS WERE CARRIED OUT TOPACA AND OFFICIALS LEAVING RED CARNATIONS (SOUNDBITE) (Turkish) GOVERNOR OF ANKARA, ERCAN TOPACA, SAYING: "Regardless of the motives and perpetrators we condemn all terrorist attacks." BOARD WITH PHOTOS OF VICTIMS / PHOTOS OF VICTIMS ON THE GROUND MAN PLACING PHOTOS OF VICTIMS ON THE GROUND AND LAYING RED CARNATIONS RELATIVES OF VICTIMS AND ACTIVISTS GATHERED / POLICEMEN BLOCKING THE ROAD RELATIVES HOLDING RED CARNATIONS WAITING SKIRMISHES BETWEEN POLICE AND FAMILIES AS THEY JOSTLE EACH OTHER / POLICE SPRAYING PEPPER GAS / CROWD RUNNING AWAY / MAN THROWING WATER ON POLICEMEN AS OTHERS PROTEST FAMILIES QUARREL WITH POLICE PEOPLE GATHERED AROUND MAKESHIFT MEMORIAL VARIOUS FAMILIES MOURNING VARIOUS OF POLICE FIRING TEAR GAS AT PROTESTERS / CROWD THROWING STONES AT POLICE TOP VIEW OF PROTESTERS MARCHING / POLICE BLOCKING THE ROAD PROTESTERS HITTING POLICE WITH THE POLES OF PLACARDS / POLICE SPRAYING PEPPER GAS / PROTESTERS RUNNING AWAY PROTESTERS MOVE AWAY AS WATER CANNON SPRAYS THEM
- Embargoed: 25th October 2016 10:04
- Keywords: Turkey blast suicide bombings anniversary commemoration police pepper spray
- Location: ANKARA, TURKEY
- City: ANKARA, TURKEY
- Country: Turkey
- Topics: Civil Unrest
- Reuters ID: LVA00153F6E6F
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Riot police used water cannon and pepper spray on Monday (October 10) to disperse families and activists gathered to mark the first anniversary of two suicide bombings on a peace rally that killed more than 100 people and wounded hundreds of others.
Governor of Ankara Ercan Topaca, who attended a limited commemoration ceremony, banned demonstrations and protests, citing an emergency rule.
Police blocked the roads and did not allow access for some families and activists trying to march to the train station for commemoration. A small group of families were given access to the area after skirmishes.
107 people were killed and more than 500 people were injured on October 10, 2015 when two suspected Islamic State suicide bombers struck a rally of pro-Kurdish and labour activists outside Ankara's main train station in the worst attack of its kind on Turkish soil.
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