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POLITICS > Femen shows up in Turkish PM Erdoğan’s constituency on election day

Selçuk ŞAMİLOĞLU ISTANBUL / Hürriyet

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PM Erdoğan has voted at Burhaniye Elementary School in previous elections.

PM Erdoğan has voted at Burhaniye Elementary School in previous elections.

Femen, an exhibitionist feminist activism group founded in Ukraine in 2008, has staged a protest in the Üsküdar district on Istanbul’s Asian side, which is Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s constituency.

Hours after announcing plans to stage a protest in one of the conservative neighborhoods of Istanbul, two Femen members showed up in Üsküdar’s Burhaniye Elementary School. The naked activists, who wrote “Ban Erdogan” on their chests and backs, were quickly detained by police after grabbing and throwing away several ballots.

Erdoğan has voted at Burhaniye Elementary School in previous elections, but opted to go to the ballot box in Üsküdar’s Saffet Çebi Elementary School for the March 30 local polls.

March/30/2014

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