Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Turkey: 24 people facing charges following Istanbul May Day repressions

Of the 336 demonstrators who were arrested following the May Day repressions in Istanbul 24 people have been charged with 'membership of a terrorist organization' and other related charges. All 24 comrades have are still in detention, the rest have been released. Since 2013 the Turkish state has banned May Day celebrations in Taksim Square, Istanbul. This year many demonstrators tried to access the square but were prevented from doing so by a large-scale repressive operation involving 20000 police. 

(via secours rouge)