Protesters detained as G20 leaders meet

2015-11-15 16:53
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan greets German Chancellor Angela Merkel as she arrives for the G20 summit in Antalya. (Saul Loeb, AFP)

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan greets German Chancellor Angela Merkel as she arrives for the G20 summit in Antalya. (Saul Loeb, AFP)

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Antalya - Hundreds of people marched in the Turkish Mediterranean city of Antalya on Sunday, in protest of a G20 summit that is under way in a nearby seaside resort. Police detained four protesters who wanted to deliver a letter to the leaders.

A group of about 500 youths belonging to a Turkish nationalist association marched in Antalya, holding up effigies of US President Barack Obama and denouncing US interventions in the Middle East.

Hundreds of members of Turkish left-wing groups and trade unions later held another protest denouncing the organisation which gathers the world's wealthiest economies.

They marched in central Antalya carrying a banner that read in Turkish and in English: "Killer, colonialist, imperialist war organiation G20 get out!"

Separately, members of Turkey's ethnic Uighur community also gathered in the city to protest China's treatment of the Muslim minority. Chinese President Xi Jinping is among the participants.

All of the protests took place about 40km away from the summit venue under heavy riot police presence.

Earlier, police detained four protesters who wanted to walk to the venue of the G20 summit to deliver a letter to participants.

The state-run Anadolu Agency said police blocked the four protesters from marching toward the venue, prompting them to hold a sit-down demonstration. Police detained the group and took them to a sports centre that has been turned into a temporary detention centre for protesters, the agency reported.

The summit is expected to be dominated by discussions about how the G20 nations will respond to the Paris attacks.

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