15 year old Kurdish teenager, Ibrahim Aras was allegedly killed by police in protests over the proposal of new military posts in the southern Turkish city of Adana. The demonstrations are by Kurdish nationals who believe that the opening of these posts are a threat to the peace process between the Turkish Government and the Kurdish Workers Party (PKK).
The PKK are a political/military organisation which have been in a constant armed struggle with Turkey for the last 30 years regarding political rights and oppression by the Turkish state. Protests took place on Sunday and on turning violent, the police responded by firing stun grenades into the crowds.
Eye witnesses claim that the teenager was hit in the neck by a stun grenade aimed directly at him by Turkish police. The force of the grenade hitting the boy and exploding on impact shattered his skull into a hundred pieces, leaving his brain matter over the road for all to see. Although the official Anatolia news agency report has blamed the death on a handmade explosive device the boy was handling accidentally went off in his hands. Pretty messed up if you ask me, like I have said before if you’re going to go into a battle zone you best be prepared for bad stuff to happen.
Protests are often seen by young kids to go out and cause a bit of mischief which they obviously get a real kick out of, but when you see your friend destroyed into a headless bloody corpse I wonder if they will all be rushing out again soon to the next one. And was it worth it in the first place? Running around attacking the police better known as the henchmen for the state and being labelled troublemakers by the MSM (mainstream media) isn’t the best way to get your point across. The media has a massive influence in making you look like hoodlums for fighting your cause. There are other ways to accomplish your goals because unless you have a dedicated revolution on your hands the police sadly, will always win. This doesn’t mean to say we shouldn’t fight for what we believe in we just have to be a bit more savvy in the way we go about it.