Turkish police blocks pro-Kurdish protest in Istanbul

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.

Pro-Kurdish party holds rally in support of hunger strikers

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.

Jailed pro-Kurdish leader appears in court for first time

The jailed co-leader of Turkey’s main pro-Kurdish party appears in court for the first time since his arrest in late 2016, insisting that his detention was unlawful. Some 1,000 people protested in front of the court to show solidarity with Demirtas.

Turkish party meeting turns into scuffles: Erdogan supporters brawl with pro-Kurdish group in London

Scuffles break out between Erdogan supporters and pro-Kurdish group in London
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VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – October 9, 2014

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The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Pro-Kurd Demonstrations Turn Deadly; Clash at Jerusalem holy site; Chile Senate paves way for gay unions; FBI Seeks English-Speaking Jihadi.

Pro-Kurd Demonstrations Turn Deadly
Nineteen are dead following clashes between Turkish forces and pro-Kurdish demonstrators.

Clash Over Jerusalem Mosque
A clash between Jewish and Muslim worshipers at one of Jerusalem’s holiest and most-contested sites left three Israeli police with minor wounds, and has touched off fears of escalating unrest.

Senate passes bill allowing civil unions
Chile’s Senate passes bill that would grant unmarried couples the same rights as married couples. It’s the first in the traditionally conservative Catholic country to legally recognize same-sex partnerships.

FBI Seeks English-Speaking Jihadi
The FBI is appealing to the public to help identity an English-speaking man seen in footage released by the Islamic State.

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