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Turkish lawyers stage sit-in protest near capital

Published Mon Jun 22 2020 13:45:47 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
The heads of several Turkish lawyers’ associations are holding a sit-in demonstration after police blocked the group from marching to the capital, Ankara. The heads of bar associations from various cities embarked on a march to Ankara last week to protest government plans to amend laws regulating lawyers and their associations, including the way they elect the association’s regional chairs. The lawyers say the changes are aimed at reducing the clout of the associations, many of which are outspoken critics of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government. On Monday, police blocked the group at a main highway leading into the city, briefly sparking scuffles between the lawyers and officers.  
by Associated Press
Turkish lawyers stage sit-in protest near capital
Turkish lawyers stage sit-in protest near capital