Gezi Park support rallies planned across Turkey, in Europe
DHA PhotoRallies are planned in several other Turkish and European cities on May 31 to protest against the police crackdown on activists in Istanbul’s Gezi Park.
Activists are planning to hold protests in Ankara, İzmir, Antalya, Mersin and Eskişehir in Turkey, while Turks in Europe are organizing protests in the Netherlands and Germany.
The Ankara protest will be in Kuğulupark, in İzmir it will be at the Alsancak pier, for Antalya it is the Cumhuriyet Square, in Eskişehir it is the Eti Square and in Mersin it is the Cumhuriyet Square.
Protests are also planned at the Kottbusser Tor in Berlin and in Dam Square in Amsterdam, according to reports.
On May 31, police forces attacked Taksim Gezi Park protesters at dawn with tear gas and violence for a second consecutive day, in a renewed attempt to disperse crowds protesting against the planned construction of a new mall on the site of Gezi Park in central Istanbul. The police crackdown continued throughout the day, injuring dozens of protesters.