Sunday, July 14, 2013

Turkey: protests and repression continue in Antioch, Ankara and Istanbul

From Occupied Taksim:

* TMMOB (Union of Chambers of Turkish Engineers and Architects) members held large protests against the unlawful budget cuts and de facto disabling of the chamber in Ankara and Istanbul.
* Without any substantial reason the police attacked the protestors in Istiklal Avenue with water cannons, tear gas and rubber bullets. Clashes continue in the side streets.

* The people of Antioch started gathering in the Ugur Mumcu square to commemorate the martyrs of the resistance. Antioch was the hometown of Ali Ismail Korkmaz and Abdullah Comert.

Webguerrillero[es] also mentions the repression in Istanbul and provides this image:

It mentions that this particular protest was partly triggered by the decision of Erdogan's government to remove authority in urban planning to the Engineers and Architects Association, which was also involved in protests against the government.

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