Demonstrators blamed the government for explosions in Turkey's capital that killed nearly 100 people. Julie Noce reports.
Protesters in Istanbul blame their government for a pair of deadly bomb attacks earlier in the day that killed some 95 people in Turkey's capital city. During a demonstration, protesters held signs linking President Tayyip Erdogan to the explosions... 'Erdogan gave the order, his henchmen carried out the massacre', this sign read. The bombings in Ankara targeted a planned peace march by pro-Kurdish and leftist groups who were protesting the conflict between Turkish forces and Kurdish militants in the country's southeast. Video of bodies and blood stained flags scattered in the streets showed the level of destruction from the bombings. As the demonstrations continued into the night, some protesters in a largely working class residential district on the northern edge of central Istanbul, hurled stones as riot police retaliated with smoke grenades.