Photos from Turkey – Images of a Revolution – OccupyGezi

From peaceful environmental protests to an all-out social movement for the resignation of authoritarian Prime Minister Tayyip Erdoğan, demonstrators in Turkey find themselves engaged in another day of nationwide rallies. Brutal, relentless attacks from police (against peaceful demonstrators), under the direction of Erdoğan, are driving people to mobilize and fight back against oppression, the decimation of human rights, and unprovoked violence. Around the world, eyes shift to the streets of Istanbul, Ankara, and locations across Turkey, as we stand in solidarity with the demonstrators.

Amnesty International has declared the situation as being in need of urgent action. Use Twitter hashtags #occupygezi and #direngeziparki when writing about the situation. Contact the Turkish Embassy in your country and voice your concerns. Finally, contact your Foreign Affairs Ministry or State Department and ask them to condemn the abuses in Turkey. This is real. This is happening. This is unacceptable.

Learn more about the situation by reading my recap here. Also, take a moment to check out the firsthand account of Zehra, a university student in Ankara, who is involved in the movement.

Police in Ankara Beat a Man Walking Alone – Incredibly Violent:

A Group of Turkish Police Beat a Woman in the Street:

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