Police in Germany harass Kurdish family
Tarzan Kılıç said that the police attacked them out of the blue, without saying a word.
As protests against the police violence in the US have been going on for more than a week, in the German city of Herne a Kurdish family was exposed to police violence.
According to Yeni Özgür Politika, two brothers named Okyay and Tarzan Kılıç were beaten by the police in the middle of the street on May 29 in the city of Herne. In the footage recorded by the brothers’ neighbours with a mobile phone and posted on social networks, the police appear to be using with batons and tear gas even though the brothers were not mounting any resistance.
Speaking to the newspaper, Tarzan Kılıç said that the police attacked them out of the blue, without saying a word.
Tarzan Kılıç told that he had been visiting his sister on the day of the incident and called the police when he could not resolve the dispute between his sister and nephew. Kılıç said that he was attacked while waiting in front of the building to meet the police.
While the police claim that Kılıç was aggressive, the images actually contradict the claim.
Kılıç stressed that he was not aggressive and in fact he wanted to explain the problem, adding that he was indeed the person who had called the police.