Saturday, June 1, 2013

OccupyGezi! OWS activists stage pro-Turkish rally in New York

Hundreds of people, including many Turkish Americans
and members of the Occupy Wall Street
movement, protest in Zuccotti Park in solidarity
with demonstrators in Istanbul who are trying
to stop a popular park from being demolished to
make way for a shopping center on June 1, 2013
in New York City (AFP Photo / Spencer Platt)
OccupyGezi! OWS activists stage pro-Turkish rally in New York
June 1, 2013 | RT

Occupy activists are holding a rally in New York’s Zuccotti Park to show their support for anti-government protests raging in the heart of Istanbul. Similar demonstrations are being held throughout the world.

Hundreds of protesters have gathered in Zuccotti Park, the epicenter of the Occupy Wall Street movement, and plan to march 3 miles to the Turkish consulate.

The “peaceful international solidarity event” is being held “with the goal to direct public attention to Istanbul Gezi Parki protests and consequent police brutality of AKP/Erdogan government!” Occupy Wall Street announced.

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