Member of Beşiktaş supporters' group Çarşı stabbed in Taksim Gezi Park
A member of Beşiktaş's supporters' group, Çarşı, was stabbed in an altercation at Istanbul’s Gezi Park on the night of June 9, daily Hürriyet reported. DAILY NEWS photo/ Selahattin SÖNMEZBülent Ergenç, a member of Beşiktaş football team’s supporter group Çarşı, was stabbed in an altercation at Istanbul’s Gezi Park on the night of June 9, daily Hürriyet reported.
Ergenç suffered a stab wound while trying to persuade beer sellers to leave Gezi Park, where protests have been taking place since May 27. Ergenç was treated at a medical room inside the park and his injury was not serious, the Hürriyet Daily News has learned.
The diehard fan group Çarşı was heavily involved in the clashes with the police in Istanbul’s Beşiktaş district. Çarşı also led a historic rally to Gezi Park on June 8, where tens of thousands of football fans from all teams marched to the city center.
The Gezi Park protests against a renovation plan in Istanbul’s city center have turned into nationwide anti-government rallies in the last two weeks.