Free Turkey: Saturday Night at Gezi Park (*recommended)

 

Saturday Night at Gezi Park

by selana019

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In #globalrevolution on 8 June 2013 at 22:17

 

Taksim, via radical.com.tr

 

Istanbul, June 8

Dear people,

Picture this. It’s actually pretty cinematographic. A dungeon with screens. A table with a bottle of coke, a bag of crisps. And a drowsy editor, monitoring the situation. The editor is me. I see one of the screens lighten up. I look and I don’t believe it. I tap on the screen to see if it goes away. It doesn’t. I turn on the sound, and I say: “What the hell. It’s revolution.” Continue reading “Free Turkey: Saturday Night at Gezi Park (*recommended)”

Gezi Resists: first hand account and photos: Turkish Revolution

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Gezi Resists

by selana019

Gezi Resists

In #globalrevolution on 4 June 2013 at 02:35

gezi resists 2Overlooking Taksim. Via @57UN

June 4, 0314 hrs CET

Dear people,

Throughout the afternoon barricades were reinforced in Besiktas district, not only with stones, but also with lances, Braveheart style. In Izmir massive crowds took the streets while police randomly harassed people along the seaside. On the social media CNN was ridiculed. While the international edition was broadcasting yesterday’s clashes live, the Turkish CNN broadcast a documentary on penguins.

And graffiti, for the record, “rebel so hard tayyip wanna gas me!”

At Gezi Park, medical students prepared a first aid centre, with anOverlooking Taksim. Via @57UN abundant stash of supplies. In the late afternoon, clashes were reported around the country. They were particularly heavy in Ankara, where thousands and thousands of students defied police repression. Continue reading “Gezi Resists: first hand account and photos: Turkish Revolution”

Brutal attack on Save Trees Demo sparks Turkey Uprising

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Turkey: Mega victory demos as killer police retreat

Police retreat as protesters rally in Istanbul square

After viciously attacking peaceful protestors for 36 hours with tear gas and pepper spray to hold onto the area, Turkish police retreat as thousands of protesters pour into Istanbul’s Taksim Square…. 

 

turkey park demo

Turkey arrests anti-government protesters

At least 60 people detained as Istanbul protest spreads to Ankara and Izmir, with tear gas sprayed and many injured.

Turkish authorities have arrested dozens of people protesting in the fiercest anti-government demonstrations the country has witnessed in years, with riot police firing tear gas on demonstrators in Istanbul and Ankara.At least 60 people were detained on Friday as they protested in Istanbul at a rally which began over the demolition of a park, but which turned into a broader protest against what they see as an increasingly authoritarian government.”The protesters are saying that this is not about trees anymore,” said Al Jazeera’s Rawya Rageh, reporting from Istanbul.

Several thousand people had attended the Istanbul protest, and there is “an assortment of tear gas cannisters everywhere” in the city’s main Taksim Square, she said. Continue reading “Brutal attack on Save Trees Demo sparks Turkey Uprising”