Solidarity with the People of Turkey

Protests in Turkey began May 28 at Istanbul's Taksim Gezi Park, against plans to turn the loved and historic city park into a shopping mall. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan brutally attacked the peaceful demonstrators. As daily anti-government protests rocked Istanbul, demonstrators in the Bay Area showed solidarity against Turkish state repression with protests in Berkeley, Palo Alto, and Oakland, in addition to the establishment of Gezi Gardens in San Francisco. Solidarity actions continue, with the 'Rally for Rights' planned in Santa Cruz for July 6.

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