Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Open Letter From Turkish Anarchist.

 taksim, square, protests:, 13, photos, showing, severity, of, the, protests,

Photo from Policymic.

This from Infoshop News:

Open letter from a Turkish Anarchist

Dear Infoshop.org,
       I feel obliged to let you know about the ongoing clash in Turkey, between the state and the protestors who were peacefully protesting until the police attacked them. The situation is getting worse and the Turkish media is not covering ANY incidents related to the events. Even we can retrieve information via foreign media. Currently, there are major protests all around the country.
      These are the words of a fellow protestor:
    "Dear friends all around the world,something brave and significant is happening in Istanbul, Turkey. A late blooming Occupy wave one might call it.Citizens tired of a bullying government with its corrupt management of public spaces and reckless abuse of land are coming together to protect a public park in the heart of the Istanbul which is under the threat of being demolished so the 94th shopping mall can be built in its place.
      People are holding in spite of the brutal attacks by the police (today's attack was at 5am in the morning one shall point out! including tear gas bombs, burning the tents, hospitalizing a person...). It is the 3rd day now, more than 10,000 people have gathered in the park!Meanwhile, public spaces are being sold to hotels, precious ecosystems are being wasted for more industry, power plants, 3rd bridge over Bosphorus!
      This has become a matter about more than just saving trees. This is an 'I can do whatever I damn well want', fascist mentality that not only supresses but attacks its own people.
     To make matters worse, media channels are being censored so as not to display the news.#direngeziparki is now the 2nd worldwide trending topic on Twitter. Please help us to share this message and stop Erdogan's ruthless, inhumane acts.
      What you can do:- Forward this message to everyone you know- Send your support messages through twitter with the #direngeziparki hashtag- Tag @bbc @cnn @reuters and other large media channels in these posts- Post this message on facebook- Let your local and national media channels know, please help spread the news globally.
      We need all the support we can get now."
      PLEASE spread the word AND ask people to call the Turkish Embassy in their country now and ask why police is gassing demonstrators in Taksim (Istanbul) and whether Istanbul is safe anymore. Please protest and condemn the use of force against peaceful demonstrations.
- A Turkish anarchist

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