Why were protesters outside Turkish assembly dispersed?
News article published by New York Times reports group of protesters were dispersed by law enforces, but provides no further information
On 9 January 2017, a news article released by The New York Times reported that a group of protesters in the Turkish capital city of Ankara were scattered by law enforcers using teargas.
"As parliament started debating the measures in the capital, Ankara, on Monday, police officers used tear gas to disperse a crowd of protesters outside," the article said.
The protesters gathered in front of one of the gates of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey (TBMM) to protest against the proposed constitutional change.
However, it went unmentioned in the news article that holding meetings near the TBMM is unconstitutional. According to Article 12 of the Law on the Right to Hold Meetings and Demonstration Marches, "It is forbidden to hold meetings within a kilometer's distance from the TBMM."
Law on the Right to Hold Meetings and Demonstration Marches