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Re: I was There yesterday! (events in Istanbul)

Postby repulsewarrior » Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:08 am

On Friday, police used tear gas and rubber bullets to break up a Women’s Day march. Erdogan told rallies this week that opposition parties were behind this year’s event and accused the march attendees, estimated at 10,000 people, of protesting the azan, or Muslim call to prayer, which organizers denied. But the accusation angered Islamists, who marched past bars in the nightlife district of Beyoglu, near Gezi, on Sunday and shouted, “Break the hand that harms our azan.”

Gezi “was one of the proudest moments for Turkish society,” said Huda Kaya, a lawmaker with the pro-Kurdish opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party. She told the news conference that she attended the Gezi protests with her family. “The lies [about Gezi] are now lies about an attack on the azan. They won’t be able to prove these lies, and they will take their rightful place in history.”



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