[VIDEO] Women celebrating Int’l Women’s Day attacked by mob in İstanbul

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Female students celebrating International Women’s Day at İstanbul Bilgi University were attacked by a mob that illegally entered the university campus.

According to a statement from Bilgi University, a group of 15 to 20 people jumped over the gate and attacked the students while chanting “Allahu Akbar” (God is great).

A number of female students and security personnel were beaten by the mob, and one student was admitted to a hospital as a result of injuries sustained.

Police detained six attackers involved in the incident.

Meanwhile, women celebrated International Women’s Day in demonstrations across Turkey and demanded more rights for women.

Women flash the V sign and shout slogans as they demonstrate in central Ankara to commemorate International Women's Day, on March 8, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / ADEM ALTAN
Women flash the V sign and shout slogans as they demonstrate in central Ankara to commemorate International Women’s Day, on March 8, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / ADEM ALTAN

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