Turks, Greeks, Brazilians join in protests in US
NEW YORK – Anatolia News Agency
DHA PhotoProtesters from Turkey, Greece, Brazil and Mexico jointly demonstrated in New York in support of the ongoing protests in their countries.
Around 300 people, mostly Brazilians, gathered at Zucotti Park in New York’s Manhattan neighborhood to chant slogans, shouting, “We are the public, we are strong, we will not be defeated,” and “This is just the beginning, resistance goes on.”
A group called the Turkish-Greek Solidarity carried banners declaring joint resistance, while some of the Americans and tourists were seen showing support for the protests. The group dispersed peacefully after posing for the media with their flags and banners.
“The same plot is being laid in Brazil. The symbols, the banners, Twitter and the international media are the same. They are doing everything they can to accomplish what they couldn’t achieve in Turkey,” said Erdoğan.
Thousands of people marched against Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in Germany’s Köln on June 22, calling Erdoğan “a wolf in sheep’s clothing,” German daily Die Zeit reported.
The protesters in Köln demanded Erdoğan’s resignation and early elections, while they held a minute’s silence for all the people who had lost their lives for the sake of freedom and democracy.