dsq
In partnership with :

erik-n erik-n 11294 Points
Follow
Added
Following
Delete
Deleted
Pending
Loading
Error
1
Vote
Vote
I saw this story on the Citizenside and thought you should see it

Thousands of May Day demonstrators gather in Taksim Square, Istanbul

News Istanbul, Turkey - 01 May 2012

Demonstrators gathered in Taksim Square in Istanbul, Turkey on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, for the International Workers' May Day. Taksim Square was a symbolic place to meet on May 1 because it was the 35th anniversary of the deaths of at least 34 people there.

 

To get more information, read the story by the National Turk.

Our contributor wrote:
After the Government opened the central Place in Istanbul, the Taksim, for the demonstration on 1 May in Istanbul are peacefully. Violent fights between Police and demonstrators were quite normal some years before, but did not happen, even after the police were heavily prepared.

Tens of thousands of demonstrators, the most of them supporting labour unions, left or democratic parties or groups, gathered peacefully in Taksim Square and the streets surrounding the place. 

Vote
Vote
Report
Related images
Comments (0)
Please use only letters, numbers or '_'.
Please provide your email address.
Send
Cancel
Newscalls
Australian voters will head to the polls on Saturday, July 2 for the federal election, which will fill all 226 seats in the... Read story
Attacks in Brussels today left 30 people dead and hundreds wounded. Will your town be holding a vigil for the victims? If... Read story
Super Tuesday is here! If you are going to the polls to vote today, share your videos with us to help our coverage of the... Read story
Junior doctors will be going on strike today throughout England for the first time in 40 years. Will you be attending the... Read story
Brave swimmers gathered today for the annual Redcar Boxing Day dip on December 26, 2015 at 11 am. Were you there? Please... Read story