Protest group commemorates Gezi victims in Ankara
Protesters in Ankara also remembered the 301 miner, who were perished at the May 13 disaster in Soma. (AA photo)
As protest groups prepare to take the streets on the symbolic anniversary of the start of last year’s Gezi events despite large scale police measures, some minor demonstrations took place in other parts of the country.
Members of the youth organization of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) held a rally in the capital city of Ankara. The group made a press meeting at the point where Ethem Sarısülük, one of the victims of the police violence during last year’s Gezi protests, was shot dead.
The youth organization held a rally at Istanbul’s Beşiktaş in the evening on May 30.
Nongovernmental organizations in the Mediterranean province of Antalya erected tents in the city center, in reference to those erected at Istanbul’s Gezi Park last year to defend the green area that was meant to be replaced with a shopping mall.
Antalya civil organizations also plan a rally for the evening.