what started as a protest to prevent the gezi park trees from demolition, is now expanding to a country-wide protest against the regime. the police started to cut down the non-violent demonstration in gezi park by using tear gas and water bombs. Hundreds of peaceful participants were seriously injured and there are also some breaking news about people who died because of the police brutality.
Gülse Birsel actress and author writes in here newest article on hurriyet.com: “the basic issue of this protest might have been the trees of gezi park, but considering the growing number of participants and also the spreading power of the protest all over the country this can be seen as a way of people saying “ENOUGH!”.
There are several manifestations going on all around europe to support the people at taksim square. One of those will be held today (1 July 2013) around 6pm @ Resselpark / Karlsplatz / Vienna