please watch this video
please watch this video
Erasmus students stand in Solidarity.
Another young woman in Istanbul welcoming a stream of water canon with open arms.
in 4th grade my friend and i did an experiment for science class and we wanted to see how different kinds of music affected fish so we bought a fish and put it in a bowl and then we started playing screamo and the fish DIED
i laUGHED AT THIS FOR 3 HOURS
did you put water in the bowl
A Turkish lawyer beneath the feet of Themis
The government in collaboration with the police and the media staged a theater play (with terrible actors) at Taksim square early this morning. After announcing that there would be no attacks on the people at Gezi park and Taksim, hundreds of policemen came to collect the banners, at the same time choking people with tear gas. The media, who has ignored the protests so far was there from the beginning broadcasting (from extremely good angles) a play between hundreds of cops and about 30 protesters (still a mystery who they were) who were throwing molotov cocktails at the police ın the square. This act went on for more than an hour. The police, who is capable of breaking up thousands of people (without provocation) within minutes and with tear gas and water cannons, only circled around them, gently spraying a little water. In the mean time, on the back streets and around Gezi park, where the media was not broadcasting, the attacks were as usual brutal. The protests until this morning have been peaceful and it is not clear whether these people were extremists from some political groups or others(??). What is clear is that they do not reflect the spirit of this uprising. A couple of hours ago, police attacked the biggest court house in Istanbul and arrested around 50 lawyers (according to the Guardian), who were only protesting against the morning attacks, probably as a response to their help with protecting the rights of the people arrested and injured during last week’s protests. In response to today’s events, people of Istanbul are going back to Taksim square this evening at 19:00 possibly in larger numbers than the protests on May 31. Please share this information. The Turkish media has failed miserably and it is very important that the world knows what is really going on in Turkey.
Taksim Sq this evening. (Tuesday, June 11)
christiane amanpour, at ibrahim kalın, erdogan’s chief advisor, just as he launches into a propaganda tirade about how the peaceful protesters in turkey are the same thing as “people throwing molotov cocktails at the white house”.
i’m fucking crying.