Protester steps before the camera during state TV's live broadcast
During a live broadcast of Turkish state television TRT in the earthquake hit city of Maras, a person suddenly stepped before the camera to protest at the delay in the government's search and rescue operations.
The reporter was just finished saying, in an emotional tone, "We've witnessed the tragedy here, the dramatic situation surrounding our brothers and sisters whose cry for help echoes the fear of the unknown," when a city resident appeared beside him, interrupting in protest.
???? Depremzede vatandaş, TRT'nin canlı yayınına aniden dalıp, "50 saat boyunca burayı yapayalnız bıraktıkları için memnunlar mı? Sorar mısınız? Sorun onlara, söyleyin" deyince yayın kesildi. pic.twitter.com/CaKg9OVYWw— 23 DERECE (@yirmiucderece) February 10, 2023
Before the reporter and the members of the camera crew could fully realize what was going on, the protester said:
"Hello, would you ask them if they're feeling happy after we were left alone for two days, for 50 hours. Would you ask them? Go on, ask them."
The broadcaster first tried to fade out the voice and showed a rescue personnel holding an infant in his arms, but the voice of the protester could still be heard. The live broadcast was then ended abruptly.