Friday, June 21, 2013

Turkey: At least two protest camps evicted by police violence, hundreds more arrested

Turkish police violently evicted on Thursday morning two protest camps in Izmir and Mersin, arresting hundreds. 

In Izmir nonviolent resistance at Gündogdu Square, occupied by the people since weeks ago, ended with at least 30 people arrested. Upon the eviction hundreds began to show up to stand in silence as form of protest.

In Mersin, where today begin the Mediterranean Games, police violently evicted the local camp at Baris Square, which had been going on for 20 days already. Tents were destroyed and one person arrested. 

In Ankara the people cut several roads. Police charged all night with tear gas and water cannons. 

In Istanbul at the moment the situation is clam but thousands have gathered in popular assemblies in order to debate the future of the protest movement. 

Source: Webguerrillero[es].

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