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After Ankara attack, thousands in Istanbul protest against ‘killer’ state

Some carried placards reading "the state is a killer" and "we know the murderers", echoing allegations of state responsibility made in the aftermath of the attack but denied by the government.

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People march in protest of an explosion that killed scores of people in Ankara, in Istanbul, Turkey, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015. (AP Photo)

Thousands of people Sunday marched down Istanbul’s main central avenue to protest the twin suspected suicide bombing in the Turkish capital Ankara that killed at least 95 people.

The estimated crowd of 10,000 filled Istiklal Street in central Istanbul, with police maintaining a heavy presence but not intervening, an agency photographer said.

Some carried placards reading “the state is a killer” and “we know the murderers”, echoing allegations of state responsibility made in the aftermath of the attack but denied by the government.

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People hold a banner that reads ” Erdogan ordered, gangs killed ” as they protest an explosion that killed scores of people in Ankara, in Istanbul, Turkey, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015. (AP Photo)

Protests were also taking place in several other Turkish cities including Izmir on the Aegean and southeastern cities such as Batman and Diyarbakir, the Dogan news agency reported.

A protest earlier in Diyarbakir had ended with police using tear gas to disperse protesters.