There International day for the elimination of violence against women in Istanbul is marked by the arrested protesters. This was reported by the French agency AFP. A massive police lineup riot control he attempted to prevent the gathering called in the emblematic Taksim square, which had not been authorized, with the installation of barriers and barriers that blocked the streets in a vast perimeter starting from the banks of the Bosphorus. At the appeal of the “November 25 Platform”, a coalition of movements feminists, hundreds of demonstrators, including some veiled women, sang “Woman, Life, Freedom” in Turkish and Kurdish, taking up the anthem of Iranian women fighting against the mullahs’ regime. Blocked by a police cordon under the square Taksima group of women activists displayed a banner praising freedom and against “patriarchal violence”.
“There police which does not take action against perpetrators of violence against women has closed all roads leading to Taksim in the name of security,” protested Yesim Tukel, a member of the 25 November platform. We are here to say that we will not submit and we will not remain silent, neither before the holy family, nor before the state,” another activist assured on his part, Burcu Gulcubuk.
“This country is ours, this world is ours, the 21st century it is the century of women and nothing can change that,” she added. Public, women’s and LGBT movements are the latest to call for large protests in Turkey.