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Entertainment Violence against women: dozens of demonstrators arrested in Turkey

02:20  26 november  2022
02:20  26 november  2022 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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Des citoyens participent à une manifestation à l’occasion de la Journée internationale pour l’élimination de la violence à l’égard des femmes alors que la police anti-émeute turque les encercle à Istanbul, le 25 novembre 2022. © Yasin Akgul/AFP of citizens participate in a demonstration on the occasion of International Day for the elimination of violence against women while Turkish anti-riot police surrounded them in Istanbul on November 25, 2022.

of the dozens of demonstrators gathered to celebrate International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women were arrested on Friday November 25, 2022 in Istanbul.

The rally summoned to the emblematic Place Taksim in Istanbul in Turkey , which had not been authorized, was, at the end of the afternoon of this Friday, November 25, 2022, prevented by the establishment of barriers And grids barring the streets in a large perimeter starting on the banks of the Bosphorus, and with an impressive deployment of riot police.

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At the call of the November 25 platform, coalition of feminist movements, the demonstrators gathered by the hundreds, sometimes veiled, on the occasion of International Day for the elimination of violence against women, sang in Turkish and In Kurdish language, "Woman, Life, Liberty" , taking up the watchword of the Iranian women fighting against the mullahs regime.

Blocked by a police cordé below Taksim Square, a group of activists has deployed a banner against the police claims: "For our freedom we will not remain silent, we do not abandon the course of our lives, we Do not bend before patriarchal violence. "

" We will not be silent "

Other calicots called to refuse " domestic slavery " or " bars for murderers, not for women! "

" Police who do not intervene against the authors of violence on women have closed all the streets leading to Taksim in the name of security ", has rebelled one of the members of the November 25 platform.

"We are not afraid of this violence: we are here to say that we will not submit and we will not be silent, neither in front of the Holy Family, nor in front of the State", assured for his part Another activist.

"This country is ours, this world is ours, the 21st century is the century of women and nothing can change it," she added.

Faced with the repression falling on most public gatherings, women and LGBT movements are the last to summon large demonstrations in Turkey.

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