Learn more about the Turkish government’s violent attacks on peaceful protesters. Educate yourself and spread the word. This is real. This is happening. This is unacceptable. We cannot remain silent.
Update 11:02 PM EST: I have just written a recap of the events, compiled some external resources, and displayed various media from those on the ground. Take a look by clicking here.
Government Intolerance of Free Speech, Assembly Triggers Demonstrations: http://www.hrw.org/news/2013/06/01/turkey-end-police-violence-protests
In Turkey, at least 100 injured as police clash with protesters at Gezi Park: http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/05/31/uk-turkey-protests-idUKBRE94U0JA20130531
As Istanbul protests continue, government turns off live camera feeds from Taksim: https://www.accessnow.org/blog/2013/06/01/as-istanbul-protests-continue-government-turns-off-live-camera-feeds-from-t
Turkey must halt brutal police repression and investigate abuses at Istanbul protest: http://www.amnestyusa.org/news/news-item/turkey-must-halt-brutal-police-repression-and-investigate-abuses-at-istanbul-protest
Horrendous, violent attacks from the government against peaceful protesters in Istanbul: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyyI3kTvVCs
Turkish police have violently attacked peaceful protesters: http://vimeo.com/67432788
Ask the White House to condemn the actions taken against peaceful protesters in Istanbul: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/condemn-actions-taken-against-peaceful-protesters-istanbul-turkey/zDGtGCDZ
On Second Day, Anti-Government Protests Swell In Turkey: http://www.nprberlin.de/post/second-day-anti-government-protests-swell-turkey
Turkish demonstrators spark worldwide solidarity protests: http://www.timesofisrael.com/turkish-demonstrators-spark-worldwide-solidarity-protests/