Turkish police fire water cannons and tear gas at protesters attempting to gather in front of Diyarbakir’s municipality to protest the removal of three pro-Kurdish mayors. The Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) chairman Sezai Temelli joined protesters while a HDP MP was injured during the police operation.
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Nigeria’s main opposition, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), accuses Muhammadu Buhari’s government of manipulating the election.
Incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari votes in Daura in the Nigerian general elections. Running for a second term, he will be neck and neck with Atiku Abubakar, a former vice-president and candidate of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Nigerian opposition leader Atiku Abubakar concludes his presidential campaign in his home state two days before the elections. The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) leader said he was not there to campaign on the day because he has already been chosen by the people.
Turkish authorities prevent pro-Kurdish opposition deputies from marching in Istanbul in solidarity with a colleague on hunger strike to denounce the detention conditions of the leader of a Kurdish guerrilla group. Several dozen police officers equipped with riot shields surround some 40 elected officials and activists of the People’s Democratic Party (HDP, pro-Kurdish) to prevent them from going down Istiklal Avenue, in the heart of Istanbul.
Thousands of protesters join a rally in Istanbul called by a pro-Kurdish party, the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), to show support for hunger strikes against prison conditions of Kurdish militant leader Abdullah Ocalan.