Turkey: Pro-Kurdish Party MP victim of police brutality (VIDEO)

pro-Kurdish Habip Eksik

A Member of the Turkish Parliament for the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), Habip Eksik, was severely beaten during a march organised by pro-Kurdish and left-wing organisations for Abdullah Öcalan, the imprisoned leader of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).

As pointed out in the social media posts, the MP and other protesters were beaten by the Turkish police.

"This is not the first time it has happened. The AKP encourages violence against MPs. See what law enforcement is doing to a member of parliament. Torture and cruelty are the vision of this government," MP Sezgin Tanrıkulu wrote in a video he posted on his Twitter profile.

"Here is how Turkish police treat Habip Eksik, an elected member of the Turkish parliament, simply because he’s Kurdish and represents the pro-peace, pro-democracy, pro-Kurdish opposition HDP," another video said.

Also, according to halkTV, the police intervened in the march that took place in Yüksekova. As a result of the police intervention, the HDP MP was taken to the hospital with a broken leg and now has a plaster cast. At least 20 people who participated in the march were arrested.

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