Protesters dedicate a street to slain journalist Hrant Dink in Gezi Park
Hrant Dink's death leaded to a long period of mass protests, during which demonstrators famously chanted, 'We are all Armenians.'The demonstrators now freely occupying Istanbul’s Gezi Park for the last few days opened a symbolic street dedicated to the murdered Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink on June 5.
Hundreds of activists had also opened “the peace square” a day earlier by singing songs and chanting in Turkish and Kurdish. The Hrant Dink Street connects the Peace Square with the children’s playground.
Activists have brandished banners reading “Buradayız Ahparig!” (We are here, brother), the slogan chosen for the commemoration of the 6th anniversary of Dink’s murder earlier this year.
Dink was murdered on Jan. 19, 2007, in broad daylight in front of the Agos building by Ogün Samast, a 17-year-old Turkish nationalist. His death lead to a long period of mass protests, during which demonstrators famously chanted, “We are all Armenians.”