Turkish Unions Protest the Government over Ankara Massacre

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Anti-government protests continue after the bomb attacks in the Ankara peace rally on Saturday, which left at least 128 killed and hundreds wounded.

Labor unions and trade chambers declared a two-day nationwide strike to protest the AKP government, whom they find guilty of the massacre.

KESK (Confederation of Public Laborers’ Unions) organized a march and sit-in at Ankara today to commemorate the victims of the massacre, and call on the AKP government to take responsibility. KESK lost 24 of its members at the peace rally bombing.

Personnel and students of the Middle East Technical University (ODTÜ) supported the strike decision with a massive boycott and strike in the campus Monday.

Sunday, Co-chairs and MPs of pro-Kurdish HDP (People’s Democratic Party) were accompanied by several hundred citizens at the central train station to pay respect for the deceased before the commemoration gathering in Sıhhiye Square, where the peace rally was planning to go on the day before.

Solidarity rallies for the Ankara massacre victims have been held all over the world this past weekend.

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