Dozens arrested at women’s march in Istanbul

ISTANBUL, Nov 26 ― Law enforcement arrested dozens of folks in Istanbul yesterday at a rally to mark Worldwide Day for the Elimination of Violence Towards Ladies.

The unauthorised protest convened at Taksim Sq., a regular rallying issue for demonstrations.

Riot law enforcement were being out in force and the marchers were being impeded by a collection of obstacles blocking the streets. “Barricades to the murderers, not to the females,” go through 1 banner carried by protesters.

AFP reporters noticed dozens of arrests.

The rally, named by the “November 25 platform”, a coalition of women’s teams, introduced hundreds of people today on to the streets.

They chanted in Turkish and Kurdish “Woman, Existence, Liberty, using up the slogan of Iranian ladies in their struggle in opposition to the hardline regime. Iran has a big diaspora in Turkey, which was estimated at 120,000 people in 2021.

Just one group of activists unfurled a banner in front of the law enforcement proclaiming: “For our flexibility we don’t stand silent, we never give up on our life, we really don’t bow down to patriarchal point out violence.”

Yesim Tukel, a member of the November 25 platform, explained: “The law enforcement who do not intervene from the perpetrators of violence against girls or the murderers of gals, shut all streets foremost to Taksim underneath the justification of security.

“We are not afraid of the state violence now,” claimed fellow activist Burcu Gulcubuk.

“We are below indicating that we will not bow down and we will not be silenced in deal with of such a violence.

“One working day these police who assault us will go absent and these streets will be ours once more.”

In the face of a crackdown on most community protests, ladies and LGBT actions are the most up-to-date to simply call for large-scale demonstrations in Turkey. ― AFP