‘The woman in this picture is my mother’

ANKARA – During yesterday’s police attack, Veli Saçılık’s mother Kezban Saçılık was dragged on the ground and kicked. Veli shared the picture and said, “The woman in this picture is my mother. I won’t leave those who did that in peace.”

Veli Saçılık, whose arm was cut off by dozer in the December 19 massacre, has resisten at Yüksel Avenue for being dismissed from his duty by KHK decrees. His mother Kezban Saçılık went to Yüksel Avenue to support her son, Nuriye Gülmen and Semih Özakça. Police attacked the supporters yesterday and dragged Kezban on the ground and kicked her. Veli shared the picture of that moment on his Twitter account and writes, “The woman in this picture is my mother. I won’t leave those who did that in peace.”

Police attacked the people and detained Veli Saçılık; Sultan Özakça, Esra Özakça and Acun Karadağ and then threw a tear gas into detention vehicle. In the attack, Veli’s mother Kezban Saçılık was dragged on the ground and kicked by the police. After the attack, Kezban stood up and cried, “Where are you Veli?”

This isn’t the first time!

Veli Saçılık, who was dismissed from his duty by Statutory Decree (KHK) while working as a sociologist for the Ministry of Family and Social Policies, began to resist at Yüksel Avenue with Nuriye and Semih, who were also dismissed from their jobs.

On the ninth day of the hunger strike launched by the resisters, Kezban Saçılık was also dragged on the ground.