KURDISH PURITANISM – No beerhouses in Dersim / Mass Protest

Violence  escalated as the number of protesters reached around 1,000. – The incidents spread to four beerhouses nearby as some of the groups entered and threw out the tables, chairs and other belongings from inside.

When the police fired tear gas and water cannon at protesters who were shouting “We don’t want beerhouses in Tunceli,” the protesters responded by setting fire to the objects they had thrown out.