Turkish Students Protest Replacement of University Rector With Islamist

Thousands of Turkish students at the Bosphorus University of Istanbul gathered at the South Campus Gate, following the Islamist-aligned AKP led by President Erdoğan replacement of the university trustee rector.

Demonstrators began chanting “We don’t want the rector!” as the police presence increased at the gates, ready for escalation.

(Credits to Dokuz 8 News)

Demonstrators then began a march, moving through the campus and parts of Istanbul.

Students then returned to campus, congregating in the center of the facility chanting anti-AKP slogans.

Police then assaulted protesters, tear-gassing the crowd and using rubber bullets against students, arresting many and dispersing the demonstration.

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