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Occupy Gezi
 Part of channel(s): Turkey Protests 2013 (current event)

Dear foreign friends,
Things are gettin' serious. And Istanbul needs your help, now.

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 ove

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Added: May-31-2013 Occurred On: May-31-2013
By: Turko
Other Middle East
Tags: Istanbul, Occupy, Gezi, fascist, goverment, islamist, police, censored media, uprising, in, turkey, fuck, the, police
Location: Turkey (load item map)
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