Police cordon off HDP Van Provincial building

Turkish police blocked the street where the HDP Van Provincial Organization building is located with barriers preventing the passage of pedestrians.

The HDP Provincial Organization said in a statement on its Twitter account that "the pedestrian entrance to the street where our party’s provincial building is located has been closed off by police and people are prevented from reaching the building’s entrance."

The HDP added: “Our deputies, provincial and district executives are waiting at the building. We invite all our people to join them.”

Deputy Sarısaç: We will make a statement in front of the governor’s office

HDP Van MP, Murat Sarısaç, said on Twitter: “We could not make a statement in front of our party and today the police said that there would be a barricade everywhere. We are making a statement in front of the governorship.”

Sarısaç added: “There has been a State of Emergency in Van for 5 years through uninterrupted bans. All roads to our party are blocked, nobody is allowed in. That's why we will be in front of the governorship of Van until these bans are lifted.”