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Taksim Gezi Park now has a public library, thanks to protesters and the support of a number of publishing houses.

Taksim Gezi Park now has a public library, thanks to protesters and the support of a number of publishing houses.

One of the major acts of resistance for protesters occupying Taksim Gezi Park has been to pick up a good book and read it - preferably in front of a police officer. Now, thanks to an initiative launched by publishing houses to organize book distribution, they are assured to have lots of material in the coming days.

Sel Publishing House on June 4 called on other publishing houses to step up the organization of the book aid by creating a makeshift library in the park, asking all publishers to send books and support the movement with some good literature. 

"Books are one of the essentials of the resistance," the publishing house said. More than 15 publishing houses have responded to the call.  

June/04/2013

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mara mcglothin

6/5/2013 8:21:39 PM

CILGIN Or perhaps a copy of that book that was presented to the First Lady when she visited D. C..

Michael Johnson

6/5/2013 10:42:39 AM

Ghandi would be a good choice as well.

sam stevens

6/5/2013 9:57:11 AM

I think this has to be the most sophisticated protest ever, I love it. Keep it up & no one can possibly call you thugs.

Çılgın Kanarya

6/5/2013 12:32:41 AM

Get some copies of Mein Kampf on the shelves for the undercover civil police to read. We wouldn't want them feeling left out :)

Blue Dotterel

6/4/2013 11:19:03 PM

I wonder if they have copies of Ahmet Şik's book on police corruption. Thought not.

Slavomir Ogurcak

6/4/2013 11:16:13 PM

Che Guevara books?

mara mcglothin

6/4/2013 11:08:26 PM

I would suggest a few copies of 1984 and a few of Animal Farm would be great reading.
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