Posted by greydogg, 99GetSmart.com
* THE STATEMENT OF TURKISH PROTESTERS (IN 19 LANGUAGES) #occupygezi #RESISTAKSIM
After a series of peaceful demonstrations for preserving a recreational area in Istanbul city center which is planned to demolished for the construction of a shopping mall, Turkish police attacked the protesters violently with tear gas and water cannon, directly targeting their faces and bodies. Dozens of protesters are hospitalized and access to the park is blocked without any legal basis. Turkish media, directly controlled by the government or have business and political ties with it, refuse to cover the incidents. Press agencies also blocked the information flow.
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* THE DAY THE PEOPLE OF TURKEY ROSE UP – IN PICTURES
By ROAR Collective, roarmag.com
Police forced to retreat from Istanbul’s Taksim square as protests against the authoritarian neoliberalism of Erdogan’s proto-Islamist government grow. […]
* TURKEY: POLİS ŞİDDETİNİN BELGESİDİR (Certification of police violence)
* TURKEY: ANKARA KIZILAY TOMA Direnişciyi haince çarparken Ankara (A police truck/tank runs over a crouched protester hiding from a water cannon blast.)
* HALK POLIS KALKANLARINA EL KOYDU (Protesters confiscate police shields)
* CHEMICAL WARFARE
Source: Spanish Revolution
A lot of things were going on yesterday. In Frankfurt, Blockupiers were coralled all day by a ridiculous amount of police without food and water, then charged for protesting. In London, thousands showed up for an antifascist demonstration. In 200+ cities in Spain and abroad people participated in the same old demonstrations against the troika. And in New York, over a thousand people descended on Zuccotti for a bit of Occupy Nostalgia.
That’s not even all of it. It doesn’t matter. The only thing that really counted, yesterday, was Turkey. Once again, all throughout the day and the night we have been trying to piece together what was going on. It was useless. A continuous torrent of rumours, pictures, exhortations, etc. And not enough streams. All I can do from here is try to give you the general outline.
The morning march across the Bosphorus was met with police brutality and tear gas. This went on for most of the day, around Istanbul, in particular in Besiktas, and elsewhere, in Izmir and Ankara. Taksim square was flooded by the people.
Reported internet jamming and power blackouts made it difficult to communicate what was happening. I can only guess how many people were wounded, but I won’t do so. In Ankara an armoured police vehicle charged the crowd at full speed. At least one man was allegedly kill when he was run over by a water cannon truck.
All day long, the people occupied Taksim. In the evening and the night, clashes continued around the country. From the side of the police it was all out chemical warfare on the population. The streets were littered with tear gas cannisters. The cities were shrouded in toxic vapours. Shortly, authorities must run out of stock. They have already been using tear gas that expired seven years ago, which makes it much more dangerous. Some of the gasses they used were orange. It caused hysteria in the social media, as the government was accused of using Monsanto’s infamous ‘Agent Orange’ to quell the protests.
During the night, once again there was city pan bashing in Istanbul. Heavy clashes were reported in Ankara and Izmir. Not for a moment have the people abandoned their streets to the police. When the morning broke, police was gone, but the people were still there. And as if to show their moral superiority, they began to clean the rubble from the streets themselves. The drizzle did the rest.
It was victory. Now for the cleanup of government. Prime minister Erdogan has ordered people to stop protesting at once. And the people have ordered him to resign. He is not their master, he is their servant. And he will be held accountable, and responsable, for all the suffering that authorities have caused in the past few days. The Turkish people are fed up of being tear gassed every time they express their dissent. Police brutality must end. […]
* THIS IS HOW WE UNITE! THIS IS HOW WE STRUGGLE!
People in Istanbul prepare to fight with the police:
Taksim’i almak için daha çok fırın ekmek yemeniz lazım, Beşiktaş asla yılmadı, asla yılmayacak!
Taksim’i ASLA bırakmayalım arkadaşlar, istedikleri bu sonuçta; diğer noktalardan ise dimdik ayakta duran Beşiktaş’ımıza sürekli destek olalım, biz birlik oldukça asla istediklerini elde edemeyecekler!