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!
Many stray cats and dogs lie dead now because of the gas! The divan hotel opened their doors to take in all animals and people for safety. They had tear gas bombs thrown everywhere!
Please help us to share this message and stop Erdogan’s ruthless, inhumane acts by taking the following actions:
►► Call and/or write to the Turkish embassy in your country NOW and ask why police is gassing demonstrators in Taksim and whether Istanbul is safe anymore. Please protest the use of force against peaceful demonstrators.
DO IT NOW PLEASE!
For contact addresses please go to: http://www.mfa.gov.tr/turkish-representations.en.mfa
►► SIGN the PETITION: http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/Erdogan_End_the_crackdown_now/?aBsWxbb
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Thank you, in advance!